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Security Software Company Sues Sony and Activision

by Ben Reeves on Aug 03, 2010 at 11:15 AM

Uniloc, a company that specializes in computer security and copy protection, is suing a number of companies such as Sony, Activision Blizzard, and Aspyr Media – for allegedly infringing on one of it’s copyright software patients.

Uniloc made headlines in 2003 when it filed a similar suit against Microsoft. The company won a $388 million judgment in 2009, a judgment that was overturned in Microsoft’s favor later that year.

Acceding to the Orange County Business Journal, Uniloc claims that the defendants “directly and/or indirectly infringed at least one claim of the ‘216 patent” by “among other things, making, using, offering for sale, selling and/or importing a system, device and/or method for reducing software piracy, reducing casual copying and/or reducing the unauthorized use of software, including without limitation.” In effect, Uniloc claims that the infringing companies used DRM copy protection technology that the companies were not entitled to.

It’s will be interesting to see how this lawsuit plays out and what kind of repercussions it has for the companies involved.