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 three separate suits against Citrix (4:13-cv-00754), Juniper Networks (4:13-cv-00752), and Alcatel-Lucent (Motive) (3:13-cv-00751). The suits allege that the defendants’ mobile software and endpoint management products infringe two patents related to the use of embedded agents to enable or disable a device (6,249,868; 6,594,765). Since January 2006, SoftVault has filed 13 suits against more than 20 defendants, including Acer, Dell, HP, Intel, Microsoft, RIM,Samsung, and Symantec. According to its website, SoftVault’s patented inventions have broad applications for transactions involving computer software, such as companies providing usage-based payment models (i.e. pay-per-use). 2/20, Northern District of California.
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