Uniloc Asserts Three of Its Co-Founder’s Patents Against Apple

April 4, 2017

Uniloc USA, Inc. and Uniloc Luxembourg S.A. (collectively, Uniloc) have filed a new case against Apple (2:17-cv-000258), asserting three patents (8,239,852; 8,838,976; 9,414,199) that name Uniloc co-founder Craig S. Etchegoyen as sole inventor. The ‘852 patent generally relates to remote updates to a recognized computing device, with the provision of authenticated software updates for iOS devices identified as the alleged act of infringement. The ‘976 patent generally relates to granting access to content based on the identity of the requesting device; for this patent, Uniloc targets Apple ID authentication services that link a device’s Unique Device Identifier (UDID) to a user account. Finally, the ‘199 patent generally relates to delivering targeted information to a device based on its history, with Apple accused of infringement through provision of its Frequent Locations feature in iOS.

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