SoftVault Systems, Inc. has added yet more cases to its long-running litigation campaign. The NPE, controlled by named inventors, has asserted two familiar patents (6,249,868; 6,594,765) against Adobe (4:16-cv-06474), AVG Technologies (4:16-cv-06471), F-Secure (4:16-cv-06473), Kony (4:16-cv-06469), and Oracle (4:16-cv-06454). The patents generally relate to remotely disabling hardware or software components of a computing device via interaction between an “embedded agent” in the component and a remote server. Throughout the campaign, SoftVault has targeted mechanisms for remote locking/disabling/activation, for these latest defendants, “the vast majority” of Adobe’s application software, AVG’s Managed Workplace, F-Secure’s SAFE software, Kony’s MobileFabric Platform and Management software, and Oracle’s Mobile Security Suite.
In its decade-long campaign asserting the same two patents (6,249,868; 6,594,765), SoftVault Systems, Inc. has filed a new complaint against Samsung (5:16-cv-04802). The ‘868 and ‘765 patents generally relate to remotely disabling hardware or software components of a computing device via interaction between an “embedded agent” in the component and a remote server. SoftVault Systems accuses Samsung of infringement through provision of products having a mechanism for remote locking/disabling, identifying as an example Samsung’s KNOX platform (along with its SDS EMM and CellWe software).
SoftVault Systems Inc. filed suit against Symantec (3:12-cv-01658), alleging that Symantec’s “Mobile Management” systems infringe two patents related to the remote disablement of hardware and digital content. SoftVault has filed four prior suits since January 2006 against more than15 defendants including Dell, Intel, Microsoft, Palm, Samsung, Toshiba, and Yahoo. The patents-in-suit were developed by SoftVault and issued in June 2001 and July 2003 respectively.
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