Unlioc Targets Android Application Developers
- July 23, 2012
Uniloc [NPE] filed 10 separate suits against Distinctive Developments, Electronic Arts, Full Fat Productions, Gameloft, Halfbrick Studios, Laminar Research, Madfinger Games, Mojang AB, Polarbit AB, and Square Enix, alleging that the defendants’ Android based applications infringe a patent related to checking license status with a registration authority. Uniloc has filed over 20 prior suits since September 2003 against over 80 defendants, including Activision Blizzard, Adobe, Electronic Arts, Microsoft, Sony, and Texas Instruments. According to the complaint Uniloc is the exclusive licensee of the patent-in-suit, which was issued to inventor Martin Edelman in February 2005 before he assigned it to Global Technologies Holdings in January 2010. 7/20, Eastern District of Texas, no judge yet assigned, 6:2012cv00462, 6:2012cv00463, 6:2012cv00464, 6:2012cv00466, 6:2012cv00467, 6:2012cv00468, 6:2012cv00469, 6:2012cv00470, 6:2012cv00471, 6:2012cv00472.