E-Wallet Tech Developer Claims Apple Pay Was His Brainchild

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May 23, 2017 – Law360, New York By Nicole Narea
Apple and Visa were hit with a patent infringement suit in Delaware federal court on Sunday alleging that they rejected a licensing deal with an early developer of personal identity authentication technology for a contactless payment system and nevertheless went to market with their own version, Apple Pay.

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Apple, Visa Infringed On Boston Man’s Security Patents for Apple Pay

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May 22, 2017 – Bisnow Boston by Cameron Sperance
A small, Boston-based technology company known for its work in security and personal identity authentication filed a lawsuit Sunday in U.S. District Court in Delaware against Apple and Visa, claiming the two corporate giants infringed on its patents to create Apple Pay. Universal Secure Registry’s claim alleges its founder and CEO, Kenneth Weiss, was the first in the mobile payment space with his patents for security and identity authentication, which he revealed to Apple and Visa in 2010. The secure payment technology he developed is the core of Apple Pay, according to the filing. The suit seeks unspecified damages, but hundreds of millions of dollars are believed to be at stake based on prior and ongoing patent infringement lawsuits with the smartphone.

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Apple, Visa face patent infringement lawsuit over Apple Pay

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May 22, 2017 – Bloomberg Technology by Christopher Yasiejko

  • Massachusetts company claims ownership of four patents
  • Suit claims companies shunned partnership with patent owner

Apple Inc. and Visa Inc. are facing claims by Universal Secure Registry, a small Boston-area company, that their mobile-payment partnership infringes four of its patents. In a federal lawsuit filed in Wilmington, Delaware, USR said it sent Apple a series of letters in 2010 describing its patented technology and seeking a partnership long before Apple Pay’s debut. One letter detailed USR’s patent for using biometrics to authenticate identity on a smartphone, according to the complaint filed May 21.

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Apple Pay Violates Patents Held by Security Technology Inventor, Lawsuit Alleges

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May 22, 2017 – The New York Times by Vindu Goel
A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents.

The lawsuit, filed by Universal Secure Registry in Federal District Court in Delaware, says that its chief executive, Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions.

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Boston Firm says Apple Pay Violates its Patents

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May 22, 2017 – The Boston Globe by Vindu Goel

A small Boston company, founded by the inventor of a popular corporate encryption technology called RSA SecurID, sued Apple and Visa on Sunday, arguing that the Apple Pay digital payment technology violates its patents. The lawsuit, filed by Universal Secure Registry in Federal District Court in Delaware, says that its chief executive, Kenneth P. Weiss, received 13 patents for authentication systems that use a smartphone, biometric identification such as a fingerprint and the generation of secure one-time tokens to conduct financial transactions.

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Universal Secure Registry Files Complaint Against Apple Inc. and Visa Inc. for Patent Infringement

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BOSTON – (May 22, 2017) – Universal Secure Registry™, LLC (USR) a small Boston area company, filed a complaint in United States District Court for the District of Delaware challenging two of the world’s largest companies, Apple Inc., and Visa Inc., as well as Visa Inc.’s subsidiary Visa U.S.A. Inc., in a lawsuit alleging they infringed seminal patents for electronic payments and identity authentication that paved the way for their mobile payment platforms.

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Father of RSA tech has new way to secure your computer — using your smartphone

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February 24, 2014 – Boston Business Journal (bizjournals.com – techflash)
Ken Weiss founded the company now known as RSA and invented its signature security product, the widely used authentication token SecurID, more than two decades ago. But that was long before the emergence of the smartphone — a device that could make authenticating yourself radically more secure and convenient, Weiss said in an interview.

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The Quest For a ‘friction-less’ Authentication System

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January 24, 2014 – Secure ID News by Zach Martin
Kenneth Weiss, developer of the token-based authentication technology that became RSA’s SecurID, is working on a smart phone app that would enable users up to three-factor authentication to a laptop or PC – with no additional hardware. “You’re protecting your device with something you already have,” says Weiss, now founder and CEO at Universal Secure Registry.

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The Morning Download: Innovators Respond to Cybersecurity Threats

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December 17, 2013 – The Wall Street Journal By Michael Hickins, Editor
New innovations are coming to market in response to escalating cyberattacks from a range of criminal gangs, political groups and even nations. Kenneth P. Weiss, the entrepreneur who invented the computer password fobs that millions of people carry with them daily, tells CIO Journal that he has received a patent on a next-generation cybersecurity system.

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Universal Secure Registry Issued Game-­Changing Identity Authentication Patent

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Boston, Mass. – December 17, 2013 – Universal Secure Registry™, LLC (USR), an identity authentication company, today announced that the United States Patent and Trademark Office has issued US Patent No. 8,613,052 covering breakthrough technology allowing individuals to conveniently and securely authenticate their identity via their smartphone. The proprietary technology is part of a family of recently-issued patents that represent a revolutionary way for individuals to conveniently authenticate their identity remotely, wirelessly, continuously, and with greater security than any other available solution.

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