Uniloc Sues EA, Others Over Anti-Piracy Patent

Law360 (December 2, 2010, 5:09 PM EST) -- Software security provider Uniloc USA Inc. has accused six software makers of infringing an anti-piracy technology patent, adding another case to a long line of suits that have targeted more than 80 companies.

Electronic Arts Inc., Intuit Inc. and Autodesk Inc. were among the defendants that treaded on a Uniloc-held patent covering software registration technology, according to a complaint lodged Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent Number 5,490,216, titled "System for software registration," which involves methods for anti-piracy product registration, according to the complaint. The patent was issued in February...

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