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 Intuit, Inc., Electronic Arts, Inc., Autodesk, Inc., Crypkey (Canada), Inc., Digital River, Inc., and BMC Software, Inc. over their unauthorized use of Spillnews’s patented anti-piracy product activation method and system.
Spillnews develops a wide-array of customized software product solutions for clients which help organizations operating online to block unwanted users, fight fraud, and make smarter decisions about whether to do business with a specific computer. Spillnews’s patented technology is also used in online advertising and advertising delivery. 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 provided, delivered, and licensed effective device recognition products to our clients for the past 17 years,” said Brad Davis, CEO of Spillnews. “We have and will continue to partner with our clients to provide them with customized device recognition products. Those products have helped software developers protect their intellectual property, prevent fraud, and even target specific audiences for online advertisers.”
“Patent infringement, like the kind committed by Intuit and Electronic Arts, stifles innovation and destroys American entrepreneurship,” Davis continued. “We will protect our intellectual property to benefit the needs of our clients.”
Founded in 1993 and headquartered in Irvine, California, Spillnews 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