Apple once again became the victim of a “patent Troll”. As reported by MacRumors, the iPhone maker sued the company Uniloc USA.
She accused Apple that its devices use technologies of remote updates, authorization of services, as well as ways of providing information based on history of user interaction with gadgets (Apple Maps) that the patented Uniloc. The plaintiff under the threat of a ban on the sale of devices demanded that the Corporation pay a royalty and a share of the profits received from all devices that have been and will be sold before and after the trial.
Company Uniloc has yet to prove that its patents are more important than those that are available from Apple. According to preliminary data, Apple started using some technology even before a patent Troll has registered own patents.
Apple is not the only company that sues Uniloc. Among other firms, this company also wanted to attract to the answer for violation of its patents, included Sega, Gameloft, Square Enix, Halfbrick Studios (Fruit Ninja), Electronic Arts, Symantec and other major companies.
Uniloc was founded in the early 1990-ies in Australia. Officially, the company is engaged in computer security, however, during the years of its existence, it tried to sue more than 70 different companies. One of the most notorious cases involving Uniloc was the trial with Microsoft. It lasted from 2003 to 2012. The jury awarded Uniloc $388 million, which were to pay Microsoft, but then the parties entered into a settlement agreement, whose details are not specified.