Uniloc USA continues its legal battles, this time slapping Adobe Systems, Symantec and several other companies with a suit over anti-piracy technology.
has filed a lawsuit against several corporations, alleging unauthorized use of
Uniloc's anti-piracy technology.
Named in the lawsuit are Adobe Systems, Symantec, Pinnacle Systems (part of
Avid Technology), National Instruments Corp., Pervasive Software, CA
Technologies, Sonic Solutions, Onyx Graphics, SafeNet and Aladdin Knowledge
Systems (owned by SafeNet). According to Uniloc, the companies did not get a license
from Uniloc to use its anti-piracy product activation method and system.
"Uniloc has been delivering and licensing effective device recognition
products to our clients since 1993," Brad Davis, CEO
of Uniloc, said in a statement Sept. 15. "Our decision to take legal
action against Adobe, Symantec and others was based on the need to protect our
patented products so we can continue to deliver a high-quality product to our
clients. Uniloc prides itself on our innovative spirit and our ever-evolving
research into new technologies that will further benefit the software
The lawsuit was filed Sept. 14 in the United States District Court for the
Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division. Uniloc also sued Sony, McAfee
and other companies in July, giving the same reason.
In 2003, the company began a long legal fight with Microsoft that resulted
in Uniloc winning a $388 million award in 2009. That award was later