Uniloc Launches Slew Of New Suits Over Registration Tech

Law360, Los Angeles (May 6, 2014, 4:44 PM EDT) -- Uniloc Luxembourg SA launched a patent offensive on Tuesday in Texas federal court, accusing Canon USA Inc., ArcSoft Inc. and 14 other technology companies of infringing its anti-piracy software registration patent.

In 16 brief, near-identical complaints, Uniloc and its American patent licensee, Uniloc USA Inc., claimed the defendants infringed upon technology covered by U.S. Patent Number 5,490,216.

According to Uniloc, the defendants have infringed the '216 patent, entitled "System for software registration," by making and selling product registration and activation systems that are used in conjunction with programs including Canon's imageRunner Advance Desktop 3.0 and ArcSoft's ArcSoft Portrait+. Other defendants in...

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