Apple urged a California federal judge Wednesday to toss Uniloc patent infringement suit and sanction the non-practicing entity, saying Uniloc pursued the claims knowing Apple’s devices don’t use Uniloc’s motion device technology and such “bad cases” should be cut off in their infancy, reports Law360.
In January, Uniloc, a “patent troll,” filed a couple of lawsuits against Apple. one lawsuit relates to automatic device wake-up features and another targets pedometer technology. Both apparently involve the Apple Watch.
A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product or process associated with that patent.