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Apple Mac OS X Lion's Fast Boot Attracts Lawsuit

Leading software company, Apple Inc. has been inflicted by another patent infringement lawsuit this time from a Florida-based company accusing Apple for violating its quick operating system reboot technology.

According to tech website, Apple Insider, Cupertino, California-based Apple Inc. has been accused by Operating Systems Solutions in a lawsuit filed in the District Court for the Middle District of Florida in the United States for allegedly using its patented technology assisting quick OS reboot in Mac OS X reboot process.

"Apple sells or offers to sell within this district, computer systems, including but not limited to the MacBook Pro, that utilize the Mac OS X operating system that infringes" upon its patent, the Florida-based company has stated in its court filing. The patent in question, RE40,092, titled "Method for Quickly Booting a Computer System." was originally granted to LG Electronics in the year 2002.

The news was first revealed by tech website Patently Apple which has cited confusion about how the rights to patent were transferred to Operating Systems Solutions (OSS) after it was reissued to another company, Protimus Technologies in the year 2008. Interestingly OSS could not be found when searched on Google Search Engine. The technology was originally developed by Korea’s Seong-cheol Kang.