Tuesday, November 20, 2012

Innovative Automation Targets Apple over iCloud Products


On Friday, November 16, 2012, Innovative Automation (plaintiff) registered a complaint against Apple (defendant) for patent infringement in the U.S. District Court of Texas (case no. 6:12-cv-00882). Innovative Automation’s line of business includes technology development and services. Apple designs, develops, and sells consumer electronics, computer software, and personal computers.

The patents involved in this suit are listed below:

Patent Number
Current Assignee[1]
Issue Date
Expiration Date[2]
Title


Feb 06, 2007
Nov 21, 2020
Method and system for supplying products from pre-stored digital data in response to demands transmitted via computer network


Jun 24, 2008
Nov 21, 2020
Method and system for supplying products from pre-stored digital data in response to demands transmitted via computer network
Note: Table information sourced from MaxVal’s Assignment Database.

As per the complaint, plaintiff alleges that the defendant has infringed their patents by providing iCloud product and service that uses the method of duplicating digital data claimed in the above mentioned patents. iCloud is a cloud storage and cloud computing service that allows users to store data such as music and iOS applications on remote computer servers for download to multiple devices such as iOS-based devices running iOS 5 or later and personal computers running OS X 10.7.2 "Lion" or later, or Microsoft Windows (Windows Vista service pack 2 or later). The service also allows users to wirelessly back-up their iOS devices to iCloud.

The plaintiff in the past has filed suits against the companies listed below:

Company
Case No.
Date Filed
Status
11/16/2012
Pending
11/16/2012
Pending
08/30/2011
Pending
07/12/2011
Pending
07/12/2011
Pending
07/12/2011
Pending

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[1] MaxVal offers Patent Assignment Alert service where subscribers receive email alerts when assignments relating to target applications, patents or entities of interest are recorded.
[2] Expected expiration date.  Patent Term Estimator is a free web-based tool that automatically calculates patent terms and expiration dates for U.S. utility patents.

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