Apple hit with another lawsuit

By on December 16, 2009
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Remote registration patent infringements are claimed by Microsoft, Adobe, among others.


A company called BetaNet has filed a new lawsuit against 18 corporations — including Apple, Adobe, Intuit and Microsoft — accusing them of violating two patents held in relation to remote software registration. The technology in question allows a user to enter registration information into local software, and then unlock the full version of a program by communicating with a remote server.


Apple’s violations are said to be specifically connected to Aperture, iTunes, MobileMe and QuickTime. Some third-party software accused of infringement includes Adobe’s Acrobat, Photoshop and Creative Suite, Intuit’s Quicken, QuickBooks and TurboTax, and Microsoft’s Office, OneCare, Silverlight and Windows Server. Because many companies use similar installers, the lawsuit could conceivably extend to other parties.

The current case is being handled through the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division. The court is notoriously favorable towards plaintiffs in patent infringement disputes. Apple is already engaged in a number of legal battles, most prominently with Nokia, which it has countersued claiming that some products copy ideas from the iPhone.

Source: macnn

As if Apple didn’t have enough lawsuits on its hands with Nokia, a total of 18 corporations have joined forces against Jobs and co. Looks like Apple has ventured into some rough seas.

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