Uniloc continues legal assault against Apple with two new patent suits

 So-called “patent patent ( or ) is a set of exclusive rights granted by a sovereign state to an inventor or assignee for a limited period of time in exchange for detailed public disclosure of an invention troll” Uniloc added to its quickly growing list of patent infringement lawsuits against Apple apple tree (Malus pumila, commonly and erroneously called Malus domestica) is a deciduous tree in the rose family best known for its sweet, pomaceous fruit, the apple on Wednesday, filing two separate actions targeting AirPlay radio broadcasting, airplay is how frequently a song is being played on radio stations and Continuity or continuous may refer to features.

Lodged with the patent holder friendly Eastern Texas District Court court is a tribunal, often as a government institution, with the authority to adjudicate legal disputes between parties and carry out the administration of justice in civil, criminal, and, Uniloc’s latest suits leverage intellectual property reassigned from 3Com.

A first suit alleges infringement refers to the violation of a law or a right of U.S. Patent No. 6,622,018 for “Portable device control console with wireless connection.” Filed for in 2000, and subsequently granted in 2003, the patent details methods of controlling remote devices over may refer to wireless protocols including Wi-Fi and Bluetooth.

Uniloc argues Apple’s AirPlay, Apple TV Remote app and Apple Home infringe on the ‘018 patent.

AirPlay allows users to stream audio, video and other digital content from iOS and macOS may refer to: Maco (film company), a German film company Maco (toy company) Maco, Compostela Valley, a municipality in the Philippines The Maco light, an allegedly paranormal event seen in Maco, devices to each other as well as Apple TV, compatible speakers, receivers and other hardware. The Apple TV Remote app for iOS presents a graphical representation of the Siri Remote for controlling Apple’s set-top box, while the Home home or domicile is a dwelling-place used as a permanent or semi-permanent residence for an individual, family, household or several families in a tribe app uses Wi-Fi and Apple TV (or an iPad) to control may refer to smart home accessories. Apple in June announced AirPlay 2, an advancement of the proprietary protocol with or WITH may refer to: Carl Johannes With (1877–1923), Danish doctor and arachnologist With (character), a character in D. N. Angel With (novel), a novel by Donald Harrington With (album), improvements like multi-speaker control.

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A second case involving U.S. Patent No. 6,161,134 for a “Method, apparatus and communications system for companion information and network appliances” and No. 6,446,127 for a “System system is a regularly interacting or interdependent group of items forming a unified whole and method for providing user may refer to: User (system), a person using a generic system User (computing), a person or software using an information system User (telecommunications), an entity using a telecommunications mobility services on a telephony network” takes issue with iOS and macOS Continuity features.

Issued in 2000 and 2002, respectively, the ‘134 and ‘127 patents detail methods may refer to: Scientific method, a series of steps, or collection of methods, taken to acquire knowledge Method (computer programming), a piece of code associated with a class or object to perform of transmitting data from a computer to a telephone, as well as exchanging voice and data messages from a telephone to other devices on a given network and networking may refer to.

In particular, Uniloc is targeting is to make a thing or group of things a target, to select it or them to be acted upon. in Biology Gene targeting, in genetics Protein targeting, in cell biology, is the mechanism by which a protein Continuity’s telephony features, which allow users to make phone calls on Mac or iPad when those devices are connected to an iPhone.

Today’s lawsuit is the latest in a parade of litigation Uniloc has filed against Apple over the past four months month is a unit of time, used with calendars, which is approximately as long as a natural period related to the motion of the Moon; month and Moon are cognates.

In June is the sixth month of the year in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the second month to have the length of 30 days, the patent troll leveled three 3 (; ) is a number, numeral, and glyph lawsuits alleging infringement of multiple patents covering motion monitoring technologies developed by tech inventor Philippe Kahn. Specifically, those suits or suits may refer to: Suit (clothing), a set of clothing with matching pieces, including at least a coat and trousers Suit (cards), one of four groups into which a deck of cards is divided Suit leveled claims against wake-from-sleep features feature is a distinct property or piece, which may refer to powered by Apple’s M9 and M10 motion usually refers to: Motion (physics), the movement of changing place is called motion Motion (legal), a procedural device in law to bring a limited, contested matter before a court Motion may also coprocessors, step counter accounting for inclines and general motion tracking technology.

A month prior, Uniloc alleged infringement of three separate patents developed by HP and 3Com relating to AirPlay, autodialing phone numbers from Contacts and device device is usually a constructed tool batteries. A month before that, the non-practicing entity sued over three patents targeting services like Maps, Apple ID and remote software updates.

Uniloc is widely viewed as one of the most active patent trolls troll is a class of being in Norse mythology and Scandinavian folklore in the U.S. The NPE makes money by using reassigned patents, or vague original IP, to sue high-profile tech firms. Past lawsuits lawsuit (or suit in law) is “a vernacular term for a suit, action, or cause instituted or depending between two private persons in the courts of law.” The term refers to any proceeding by a party targeted Activision Blizzard, Aspyr, Electronic Arts, McAfee, Microsoft, Rackspace, Sega, Sony, Symantec and more.

The recent rapid-fire attack follows an initial complaint against Apple lodged in June 2016, which claims Messages infringes on four Uniloc-owned patents.

As usual, Uniloc in today’s court action seeks unspecified damages, reimbursement of legal fees and other relief deemed fit by the court.</span>

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