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Touch ID in the viewfinder for the alleged infringement of a patent

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Published on Apr 12, 2018

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A Korean company has sued Apple for alleged infringement of a patent key used by Apple for its Touch ID.

The company in question is the Firstface, and a few hours ago he confirmed that he reported officially to Apple in South Korea. The co-CEO of Firstface Jung Jae-lark has registered their patents in several countries, including Korea, Japan, and the United States in 2011, relative to a solution that allows users to unlock the home screen of the smartphone – immediately after being authenticated – by pressing with your fingers on the Home button above the sensor:

The solution that turns the screen of your smartphone after you have authenticated the fingerprint of a user has been a thing unprecedented before our patent.

The company is also know that you have contacted Apple to propose an agreement, but the company from Cupertino has now rejected any negotiation.

Firstflace is, however, a patent troll who in the past sued other major corporations. Apple, however, is now forced to face a new lawsuit, this time for the alleged infringement of a patent on the Touch ID.

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