Another year, another lawsuit for Samsung. This time around, the Korean electronics giant received a lawsuit from a encryption technology research company known as PACid Technologies.
In the lawsuit, PACid claims that Samsung had infringed upon the company’s biometrics technology with the Galaxy S6, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge, and Galaxy S8. Specifically, the infringement points to three variants of biometric security – fingerprint, face, and iris recognition.
In addition, PACid alleges that Samsung had also infringed on data encryption patents with Samsung KNOX and PASS. While the lawsuit itself is legitimate, it should be noted that PACid is relatively infamous for being a patent troll.
More to the point, PACid is known to have also filed multiple patent lawsuits against Google, Apple, and Nintendo. However, this isn’t the first time Samsung has been accused of patent infringement though.
For years, the company has been embroiled in an on-going patent war with Apple, both in and outside of the US. On another hand, Samsung has also filed infringement lawsuits against other companies besides Apple, such as GPU maker NVIDIA.
Nevertheless, let’s see how the Korean company will handle this particular lawsuit from PACid.