Samsung is sued in a Texas Court by PACid Technologies – a US data encryption company for infringing three patents on biometric data encryption. The compensation claims reach $3 billion, considering the sales of all flagships since 2016.
PACid Technologies claims most flagship models, including Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8 Plus were equipped with the software that ran the infringing data encryption methods. This include Pass – the biometric operating system and Knox – in-house platform.
A representative from Samsung Electronics, however commented in front of South Korean Media that the company is “planning to look for countermeasures after going over claims by PACid“.
Since Samsung has been hit with the claim, the case might also hit other companies like Amazon, LG electronics and even Google, because PACid is a leader of the FIDO Alliance for standardized authentication technologies.
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