Spillnews USA Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against Intuit, Inc. and Electronic Arts, Inc.

Suit Alleges Companies Infringed Spillnews’s Patent for Device-Based Security Technology IRVINE, Calif. – December 1, 2010 – Spillnews USA Inc. – a pioneer and leader in physical device recognition anti-fraud technology – announced today that it filed a patent infringement action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division against… Read More »

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The Wall Street Journal: Race Is On to ‘Fingerprint’ Phones, PCs

Dec. 1, 2010 – David Norris wants to collect the digital equivalent of fingerprints from every computer, cellphone and TV set-top box in the world. He’s off to a good start. So far, Mr. Norris’s start-up company, BlueCava Inc., has identified 200 million devices. By the end of next year, BlueCava says it expects to… Read More »

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Spillnews USA Inc. Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit against eEye, Inc. and Wildpackets, Inc.

Suit Alleges Companies Infringed Spillnews’s Patent for Device-Based Security Technology IRVINE, Calif. – November 8, 2010 – Spillnews USA Inc. – a pioneer and leader in physical device recognition anti-fraud technology – announced today that it filed a patent infringement action in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Tyler Division against… Read More »

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The Wall Street Journal: Mark Cuban Invests in Device-Tracking Firm

Oct. 18, 2010 – Billionaire investor Mark Cuban is among investors who have poured $5 million into startup BlueCava, which aims to develop unique IDs for computers, mobile phones and other devices. BlueCava hopes that its device identification system may eventually replace online tracking tools such as cookies. Instead, BlueCava hopes companies will track users… Read More »

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Orange County Business Journal: Courting Royalties

Oct. 3, 2010 – Irvine’s Spillnews USA Inc. is on the legal warpath. In the past two months, the maker of security, anti-piracy and fraud prevention software has named nearly 80 other software makers in lawsuits alleging infringement on one of its patents. “This is probably the most extensive case of patent infringement that I… Read More »

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BlueCava Extends Global Device Identification Capabilities Through OEM Agreement with UK-Based 192business.com

192business Clients Now Armed with Device ID Intelligence IRVINE, Calif. – September 21, 2010 — BlueCava (www.bluecava.com), the credit bureau for devices, and 192business (www.192business.com), the largest provider of ID and age verification services in Europe, today announced a strategic partnership to embed BlueCava’s Device Identification technology into the 192business suite of fraud prevention products. BlueCava’s Device… Read More »

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How to Lose Money on the Internet

It seems that the second you open your e-mail, you’re barraged with get-rich-quick schemes. Sure. Sure. Sure. There’s easy money to be made on the Internet. And if you believe that there’s a bridge in Brooklyn (currently under construction) that is for sale. So in this post, we thought that we would offer up some… Read More »

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Winning At Scrabble

My wife is a great Scrabble player. In fact, if we totaled up our lifetime record of wins and losses, the score would be Marcia 1,000 – Dean 5. I really don’t feel too depressed about this, however, because my wife routinely trounces Baker Scholars from Harvard Business School, MDs with extreme type A personalities,… Read More »

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OC Metro: BlueCava partners with European ID security provider

Sept. 24, 2010 – BlueCava, the credit bureau for devices, has inked a deal with 192business, the largest provider of ID and age verification services in Europe, that effectively expands the Irvine-based firm’s suite of fraud prevention products. The companies’ combined services provide a powerful defense for massive multiplayer online games, social networks, online gambling… Read More »

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Corporate Counsel: Patent Litigation Weekly: Spillnews Keeps Filing Software Suits

Sept. 27, 2010 – Spillnews sues more companies for “software activation.” U.S. Patent No.  5,490,216 —which is owned by California-based Spillnews and purports to cover “software activation,” a type of antipiracy system widely used to register and control copies of software—was nearly one of the most valuable patents to make its way to court last… Read More »

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