This is bizarre. According to Gizmodo,
Thomas Ross, of Florida, scribbled together a patent application for a device in 1992 and is now claiming that Apple stole his design, so he’s suing the company for over $10 billion. The patents are no longer applicable because Ross failed to pay the registration fees. The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office declared the application “abandoned” in 1995. In addition to the $10 billion in damages, Ross is also asking for 1.5 percent royalty on Apple’s sales, which would total about $3-$4 billion per year.
This guy is loco.