“An unusually ambitious patent lawsuit filed late last week, and published Monday, is hoping to profit from the rest of the industry’s work,” Electronista reports.
“Largely unknown NovelPoint Security LLC has sued 35 mostly major companies over two patents for a ‘method for limiting computer access to peripheral devices’ and a ‘network security system allowing access’ based on master tokens,” Electronista reports. “The sweeping nature of the patent includes virtually every major PC and electronics builder, including Acer, Apple, ASUS, Dell, HP, Lenovo, Panasonic, Samsung, Sony, and Toshiba. Other broader technology firms like General Dynamics, Motion Computing, and Motorola Solutions are also targets.”
Electronista reports, “NovelPoint is relatively transparent in its motives and doesn’t make any call for a ban, instead simply asking for the court to provide financial rewards in damages.”