Apple's IPhone, IPad Flout Software Patents, Suit Says

Law360, New York (January 15, 2014, 7:22 PM EST) -- Apple Inc. was hit with an infringement suit in Texas federal court Friday alleging the company knowingly equipped its mobile devices with patent-protected software owned by a Pennsylvania-based company.

Patent enforcement company Rembrandt Patent Innovations LLC claims that Apple's iPhones and iPads infringe on a patent covering “systems and methods for secure booting and recovery” invented by a group of software developers more than a decade ago.

U.S. Patent No. 6,185,678 was awarded to the trustees of the University of Pennsylvania in 1998 but has since...
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