Samsung sued for $3B for biometric patent infringement

Montelent April 13, 2018

PACid Technologies claims most flagship models, including Galaxy S6Galaxy S6 edgeGalaxy S7, Galaxy S7 edge, Galaxy S8Galaxy S8+ were equipped with the software that ran the infringing data encryption methods. This includes the biometric operating system Pass and the in-house platform Knox. The sum of $2.82 billion is equal to a compensation of $3 per sold smartphone.

Samsung Phones

Samsung Electronics representative commented in front of South Korean media that the company is “planning to look for countermeasures after going over claims made by PACid.” Since it is a leader of the FIDO Alliance for standardized authentication technologies, the case might hit other companies, including LG Electronics, Google, and Amazon.



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