Apple sued to patentschending with payment service Apple Pay

Apple sued to patentschending with payment service Apple Pay

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Apple and Visa have been sued by the American encryptiebedrijf Universal Secure Registry. The companies with payment service Apple Pay patents of the company, of course).

Reports that The New York Times. The encryptiebedrijf would thirteen patents for authenticatietechnologie that uses smartphones and biometric systems such as vingerafdrukscanners.

Universal Secure Registry-CEO Kenneth Weiss says that, in 2010, he already had contacted Apple and Visa, for its technology with companies to offer. He wanted to take it a license to provide, so that both bodies against payment for the patents were able to use.

Ten years of secret

Visa got during the negotiations to access the technology of Universal Secure Registry, under the condition that this ten year long secret had to continue. Apple never responded to the contact request of the encryptiebedrijf.

In 2013 started Apple and Visa, the development of payment service Apple Pay. Because no patentlicenties for are closed, says Weiss that the service is patent rights.

First sue

Universal Secure Registry has Apple and Visa are not after the release of Apple Pay is requested in order to obtain royalties or licentiegeld to pay. The lawyer of the company recommended to first go to court.

The company of Weiss tried patentgeld to claim of others, but so far was not successful in this.

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