IRVINE, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Uniloc USA Inc. – a pioneer and leader in physical device recognition anti-fraud technology – announced today that the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed that Microsoft Corporation infringed Uniloc’s patent for software copy control technology. The decision marks a significant victory for Uniloc which filed suit against Microsoft in 2003 for their unauthorized use of a product activation anti-piracy system on Microsoft’s Windows XP and Office XP products.
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 software publishing to critical infrastructure networks and online security. Clients past and present include giants like Sega and IBM, as well as small and midsize businesses across the United States.
In addition to product development, Uniloc funds an internal incubation laboratory to develop new, cutting-edge applications around its core device recognition platform. Through this laboratory, Uniloc continues to develop solutions for clients and is currently working on solutions addressing cyber security for critical infrastructure networks – both private and federal.
“We are very pleased with the ruling by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit,” said Brad Davis, CEO of Uniloc. “This decision illustrates how large corporations, like Microsoft, have knowingly infringed on our technology for financial gain. We are proud of the work that we have accomplished since our founding and will continue to vigorously defend our existing and future innovations.”
“Our focus can now turn 100% to providing our clients with the most cutting-edge and secure device authentication technology platform available,” Davis continued. “Uniloc is committed to our clients and to continuing to develop new technologies that will help protect their intellectual property and expand their business.”
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Uniloc USA Inc. offers world-class proprietary Physical Device Recognition technology that authenticates the identity of devices seeking access to networks or software, thus reducing fraudulent activity such as hacking or piracy. For more information, visit www.uniloc.com.