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Uniloc Hits Baker's Dozen Over Anti-Piracy Patent

Law360 (December 1, 2009, 4:15 PM EST) -- Australian security technology company Uniloc Corp. Pty. Ltd. has accused 13 U.S. companies of unlawfully co-opting an anti-piracy patent that covers systems and methods for securely registering software and other digital media.

Uniloc's U.S. and Singaporean subsidiaries filed a complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Monday, fingering a slew of Web businesses for allegedly infringing Uniloc's U.S. Patent No. 5,490,216 with their software registration systems.

The defendants named in the suit are ABBYY USA Software House Inc., CommonTime Inc.,...
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