Another day, another lawsuit. AppleInsider reports that Uniloc, a “patent troll,” has filed suit — actually, suits — against Apple claiming, naturally, patent infringement.
Filed with the patent holder friendly Eastern Texas District Court, Uniloc’s three lawsuit alleges infringement of three patents covering motion tracking, or more specifically technology applicable to fitness devices like Apple Watch.
In previous lawsuits, Uniloc claimed the Mac, iPhone, iPad, iPod, and Apple Watch all use temperature sensors to moderate battery charge and draw, and infringe the patents.
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.