Elia Data of Texas has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple. The patent infringement lawsuit alleges that Apple infringed upon a 2001 patent titled "Method and system for secured transport and storage of data on a network." Elia claims that Apple's Remote Desktop, OS X Server, iCloud, iTunes and App Store services infringe upon various claims of their patent. It would appear on the surface that Elias Data is little more than a patent troll.
The inventor of the original granted patent as noted below is Sandy Kronenberg. Elias Data isn't listed on the granted patent even though they claim to be the owner by assignment. If anything, it illustrates that Elias Data purchased the patent for the sole purpose of suing Apple and likely others in the future for something they will never actually use in the market save for lawsuits. By definition that makes Elias a patent troll.
The patent infringement case presented in today's report was filed in the Texas Eastern District Court. The Presiding Judge in this case is noted as being Judge Rodney Gilstrap.
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