Patent Trolling, has been the buzz word going around, with companies suing each other for their patent infringement, everyone is going haywire about it, SMEs and startups are scared of development something with the fear of getting sued by Big companies and ruining the reputation without even getting the name in the market.
According to our friends at Â Patently Â Apple, a Florida based company called Operating Systems Solutions, has filed a patent lawsuit against Apple, Â the company is alleging that Apple’s fast boot feature is Â OS Â X Â is infringing their patent.
It looks like the patent originally belong to LG back in 2002, and then another company called Promitus Technologies in 2008, there are no details on how OSS got their hands on the patent.
What Patent Claim 1 Actually States
The lawsuit specifically states that Apple’s OS X violates “at least Claim 1” of the OSS patent. The claim in question reads as follows:
“A method for fast booting a computer system, comprising the steps of: A. performing a power on self test (POST) of basic input output system (BIOS) when the system is powered on or reset is requested; B. checking whether a boot configuration information including a system booting state which was created while executing a previous normal booting process exists or not; C. storing the boot configuration information from execution of the POST operation before loading a graphic interface (GUI) program, based on the checking result; and D. loading the graphic user interface (GUI) program.”
You can find out more over at Â Patently Apple.