According to the guys over at Patently Apple, a Florida based company
called Operating Systems Solutions, has filed a patent lawsuit against
Apple, and the company is alleging that Apple’s fast boot feature is OS X
is infringing their patent.
It looks like the patent originally belong to LG back in 2002, and
then another company called Promitus Technologies in 2008, there are no
details on how OSS got their hands on the patent.
The original owner/assignee of this 2002 granted patent is shown
to be LG Electronics Inc. Note that the inventor of the reissued granted
patent under RE40,092 is the same but assigned to Protimus Technologies
LLC in 2008. It’s the very same patent that is being quoted in the
It isn’t clear as yet whether LG still has anything to do with the
actual patent in question, you can find out more information over at Patently Apple.