Uniloc are known worldwide as the serial patent troll with an apparent aim for Apple. Last year, Uniloc sued Apple over their Messages app and earlier this year over its frequent locations feature. These are just a couple of examples of the numerous patent lawsuits Uniloc have filed as a reminder of how they gained their patent troll status.
Last week, Uniloc maintained their title by filing another patent infringement case against Apple in the state of Texas – renowned for being patent troll-friendly. The single count lawsuit states that Apple is infringing patent 6,736,759 titled “Exercise Monitoring System and Methods”: a patent listing Jack B. Stubbs as inventor. The patent troll is using a patent that, of course, isn’t one filed by Uniloc but rather ‘Paragon Solutions.”
The lawsuit claims the following statements:
“Uniloc USA is the exclusive licensee of the ‘759 Patent, with ownership of all substantial rights, including the right to grant sublicenses, to exclude others, and to enforce and recover past damages for infringement.”
“Apple imports, offers for sale, and sells in the United States electronic watches that incorporate components to monitor and display the device’s location (GPS) and human exercise activity, such as distance traveled. Using watchOS, such devices can be paired to allow a first user to share exercise information wirelessly with a second device. Such electronic Apple watches are referred to herein as the ‘Accused Infringing Devices’ and include the Series 2, Series 3 and Apple Watch Nike+ models.”
“Apple has infringed, and continues to infringe, claims of the ‘759 Patent in the United States, including claims 1, 3-5, 10, 14, 19-20, 22, and 24, by making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing the Accused Infringing Devices in violation of 35 U.S.C. §271(a).”
We’ll keep you updated as it unfolds.