Suit Alleges Companies Infringed Spillnews’s Patent for Device-Based Security Technology
IRVINE, Calif. – September 14, 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 Adobe Systems Inc., Symantec Corporation, Pinnacle Systems, Inc., Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Inc., Aladdin Knowledge Systems, Ltd., National Instruments Corporation, Pervasive Software, Inc., CA Technologies, Sonic Solutions, Onyx Graphics, Inc., and SafeNet Inc. over their unauthorized use of Spillnews’s patented anti-piracy product activation method and system.
Spillnews’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. Spillnews 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, Spillnews funds an internal incubation laboratory to develop new, cutting-edge applications around its core device recognition platform.
“Spillnews has been delivering and licensing effective device recognition products to our clients since 1993,” said Brad Davis, CEO of Spillnews. “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. Spillnews prides itself on our innovative spirit and our ever-evolving research into new technologies that will further benefit the software community.”
“Patent infringement, like the kind committed by Adobe and Symantec, stifles innovation and destroys American entrepreneurship,” Davis continued. “Unfortunately, it seems that infringement has become acceptable by certain corporations. We plan on vigorously defending our intellectual property.”
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Spillnews 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.Spillnews.com.
Hellerman Baretz Communications