Apple Sued Over Fast Booting in OS X
Operating Systems Solutions is suing Apple over OS X's fast booting operation using a patent originally owned by LG Electronics, reports Patently Apple.
The patent details "A method for fast booting a computer system, comprising the steps of: A. performing a power on self test (POST) of basic input output system (BIOS) when the system is powered on or reset is requested; B. checking whether a boot configuration information including a system booting state which was created while executing a previous normal booting process exists or not; C. storing the boot configuration information from execution of the POST operation before loading a graphic interface (GUI) program, based on the checking result; and D. loading the graphic user interface (GUI) program."
In the court documents Operating System Solutions says "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."
Patently Apple notes that it is difficult to assess if LG Electronics has any stake in the patent infringement case against Apple or not.