Blue Spike Sues Four More Companies in an Effort to Stop Internet Piracy
Blue Spike filed four separate suits against Amano Cincinnati, AxxonSoft, Ingersoll-Rand, and Smart Media Innovations alleging that the defendants’ finger-print, facial and hand-geometry recognition biometric software solutions infringe four patents related to monitoring and analyzing signals (7,346,472; 7,660,700; 7,949,494; and 8,214,175). Since August 2012, Blue Spike has filed over 70 suits against multiple defendants, including Adobe, Facebook, Fujitsu, Google, and Yahoo. Blue Spike reached settlement agreements with biometric solutions providers BIO-Key International and Cross Match Technologies. The patents-in-suit were invented by Blue Spike’s founder Scott Moskowitz, who is known for inventing a form of crytography designed to stop Internet piracy, and assigned to Blue Spike in November 2011. 1/29, Eastern District of Texas, Judge Michael H. Schneider, 6:13cv00106; 6:13cv00108; 6:13cv00109, 6:13cv00110.