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IRVINE, Calif. - Uniloc USA Inc., a pioneer and leader in physical device recognition anti-fraud technology, has sued Sony Corp. of America, Sony DADC, McAfee, Activision, Quark, Aspyr Media and Borland Software Corp. for their alleged unauthorized use of Uniloc's patented anti-piracy product activation method and system (Uniloc USA, Inc., et al. v. Sony Corporation of America, et al., No. 6:10cv373, E.D. Texas [Tyler]).
The lawsuit was filed July 29 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division.
Uniloc's software products allow organizations operating online to block unwanted users, fight fraud and make smarter decisions about whether to do business with a specific computer. Uniloc licensees include companies in a variety of industries, from technology to multi-media and online security. Clients past and present include Sega and IBM, as well as small and midsize businesses across the United States.
"We decided to take legal action against Sony, McAfee, Activision, Quark and others to protect our products and our company," said Brad Davis, CEO of Uniloc. "Uniloc has licensed its products to technology companies since 1995. Patent infringement corrupts everything we have worked so hard to build; it is not only unfair to our paying customers, our employees and shareholders, but it handcuffs our ability to build and grow a great technology company with a tremendous future."
The case is assigned to U.S. Judge Leonard Davis.
Uniloc USA and Uniloc Singapore are represented by Dean G. Bostock and Paul J. Hayes of Mintz Levin Cohn Ferris Glovasky & Popeo in Boston and Thomas John Ward Jr. and Jack Wesley Hill of Ward & Smith Law Firm in Longview, Texas. The defendants are represented by Melissa Richards Smith of Gillam & Smith LLP in Marshall, Texas.
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