Apple has been sued for Patent Infringement in Texas regarding their COVID-19 'Exposure Notification' System
On Friday, ALD SOCIAL, a non-practicing entity, sued Apple for patent infringement in Waco Texas. The Delaware corporation claims that Apple's Exposure Notification" system, created by Apple and Google as a framework to assist Governments and Public Health Authorities reduce the spread of COVID-19 through contact tracing - infringes on two of their acquired patents for the sole purpose of suing tech companies like Apple.
The patents listed in the court document as having been infringed include 9,198,054 and 9,402,158. Both of the patents are titled "Aggregate location dynometer (ALD)." The patents cover a method of alerting to a problematic crowd risk in a given geographical location, comprises an Aggregate Location Dynometer (ALD). The Aggregate Location Dynometer (ALD) utilizes location-based services (LBS) to analyze aggregate location information pertaining to a multitude of wireless devices, to detect potential crowd risks. An Aggregate Location Dynometer (ALD) resides in a physical network server and comprises three main components: a Network Monitor, a Crowd Risk Determinant, and an Alert Module.
For more details, read the Plaintiff's full complaint filed with the court in the SCRIBD document below, courtesy of Patently Apple.
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