Operating Systems Solutions filed a suit against Apple for patent infringement which alleged that Apple’s OS X operating system infringes a patent relating to fast booting operation. The patent involved in this suit was USRE40092, entitled Method for quickly booting a computer system, issued on Feb 19, 2008 and expiring by May 11, 2018.
The ‘092 patent was a reissue of US6434696, which was originally filed in 1999 by LG Electronics. Afterwards, it changed hands and was reissued is to Protimus Technologies in 2008. It is currentlyassignedto Operating Systems Solutions (source: MaxVal’sAssignment Database).The complaint said that accused products includeMacBook Proand any Apple product utilizing OS X. Plaintiff sought injunctive relief and any damages as a result of Apple’s alleged infringement.
On Jun 14, plaintiff filed a stipulation of non-infringement, pursuant to which the Court signed off the final judgment on Jun 17, thereby closing the case. Plaintiff lost on all claims as the Judge ordered non-infringement of the patent in favor of Apple. Further details of the verdict are not disclosed.