Samsung getting sued for biometric patent infringement for approx. $3B

You may have heard about a never-ending war of patents. Now, Samsung is getting hit by that wave.

Samsung Galaxy S9 vs iPhone X 6The company is being sued in a Texas court by PACid Technologies, a US data encryption company. According to the reports, Samsung has infringed three patents based on biometric data encryption.

The total amount of compensation claims are almost about $2.82 Billion. The amount is decided after considering the sales of all Samsung Flagships since 2016.

PACid Technologies claims that most of the flagship models such as Galaxy S6, Galaxy S6 Edge, Galaxy S7, Galaxy S7 Edge as well as Galaxy S8 and Galaxy S8+ are equipped with a software which run on infringing data encryption methods.

These methods include the biometric operating system Pass and in-house Knox platform. The amount $2.82 Billion is equal to the total of $3 per smartphone sold till now.

One of the Samsung’s 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 the leader of the FIDO Alliance for standardized authentication technologies, there are chances that other companies like LG Electronics, Google as well as Amazon may also get involved.

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Source: GSMArena

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