Symantec, Microsoft, AVG and 22 other companies sued for security patent infringement

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Symantec, Microsoft, AVG and 22 other companies sued for security patent infringement


Harrison County (Texas) – On December 30, an entity calling itself “Information Protection and Authentication of Texas, LLC” (IPAT) filed a complaint in federal district court alleging that 25 security companies have infringed on two of its patents – specifically numbers 5,311,591 and 5,412,717



Both patents are entitled, “Computer System Security Method and Apparatus for Creating and Using Program Authorization Information Data Structures,” and relate specifically to the technology and manner of use employed by the technology for security software.

The full list of security software makers listed includes:

Symantec, Microsoft, AVG, CA, Check Point, Comodo, Eset, F-Secure, Iolo Technologies, Kaspersky Labs, Mcafee, Microworld Technologies, Netveda, Norman Data Defense Systems, Novell, PC Tools, PWI, Sophos, Sunbelt Software, Trend Micro, Velocity Micro and Webroot Software.

See the filing in Federal District Court via Justia.com.

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