The latest in a series of patent lawsuit against Apple has to do with the speed booting method of Mac OS X.
Two weeks ago, Operating Systems Solutions, a company whose identity remains unknown, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against the tech giant for Mac OS X startup process.
"Apple sells or offers to sell within this district, computer systems, including but not limited to the MacBook Pro, that utilize the Mac OSX operating system that infringes at least claim 1 of the OSS [Operating System Solutions] Patent," reads the court document on Count 1.
The patent was originally granted to LG Electronics in 2002, for a method to book the PCs by using boot configuration information on memory and the attached devices that was created and saved in a hard disk at the preceding boot process, according to LG's patent abstract. The abstract continues to say:
"The method for a quick boot process includes the steps of performing a power-on self test POST) operation when a personal computer system is powered on or a reset button is pressed; performing a normal boot process after the POST operation; saving the contents of memory and the status of the attached devices to a hard disk; checking if a reboot is requested; restoring the saved boot configuration information from the hard disk, after POST is completed during the reboot process; checking whether or not an initial device configuration file and/or an automatic batch file were changed; and executing commands in the two files and saving a newly created boot configuration information to the hard disk for future boot.
The personal computer system, may reboot quickly because of omission of execution of the initial device configuration filed and the automatic batch file."
The identity of Operating Systems Solutions could not be found publicly.
The court filing indicates that Operating Systems Solutions is asking for injunctive relief. The company is also seeking damages and the immediate "destruction [of] all remaining advertisements, circulars, brochures, or other promotional or advertising items, Web site, or other materials for the infringing method."