Data security firm files US$3 billion patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung
U.S data security firm PACid Technologies has filed for a patent infringement lawsuit against Samsung.
In the lawsuit, PACid Technologies claims that all recent Galaxy S models including the Galaxy S6, S7, S8 and the Edge variants, Samung's security system KNOX and biometric operating system PASS infringe on three of its patents. The compensation claim could reach up to US$3 billion considering the global sales of the handsets over the past three years.
Sources in the legal industry reportedly said PACid Technologies might be a patent troll that demands massive amount of compensation for damages by purchasing similar patents although its main business focus is data security technology.
In response, Samsung states that it is "planning to look for countermeasures after going over claims made by PACid".