“Filed with the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, Uniloc’s latest attempt to extract damages from the tech giant leverages a single patent first filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office in 2000,” Campbell reports. “Invented by Jonathan Griffiths, U.S. Patent No. 7,136,999 for a ‘Method and system for electronic device authentication’ details techniques of creating a secure environment for transferring data between two devices… The USPTO issued a grant for the ‘999 patent in 2006.”
“Introduced alongside OS X 10.7 Lion in 2011, AirDrop is a first-party ad hoc protocol designed to simplify the process of transferring large files from one device to another… Apple later extended — and modified — AirDrop to accommodate its mobile operating system with iOS 7 in 2013,” Campbell reports. “It is this second iteration of AirDrop that Uniloc is targeting in its latest lawsuit.”
Much more in the full article here.
MacDailyNews Take: Good luck with that, Uniloc.
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