08719909 is referenced by 8 patents and cites 79 patents.

The invention is directed to systems and methods for detecting the loss, theft or unauthorized use of a device and/or altering the functionality of the device in response. In one embodiment, a device monitors its use, its local environment, and/or its operating context to determine that the device is no longer within the control of an authorized user. The device may receive communications or generate an internal signal altering its functionality, such as instructing the device to enter a restricted use mode, a surveillance mode, to provide instructions to return the device and/or to prevent unauthorized use or unauthorized access to data. Additional embodiments also address methods and systems for gathering forensic data regarding an unauthorized user to assist in locating the unauthorized user and/or the device.

Title
System for monitoring the unauthorized use of a device
Application Number
12/60863
Publication Number
8719909 (B2)
Application Date
April 1, 2008
Publication Date
May 6, 2014
Inventor
Paul Prendergast
Cork
IE
Frank Hannigan
Cork
IE
Peter Bermingham
Cork
IE
William Fitzgerald
Cork
IE
Agent
Squire Sanders
Allen J Moss
Assignee
Yougetitback
IE
IPC
H04L 29/06
G06F 17/30
G06F 15/16
G06F 7/04
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