08932368 is referenced by 5 patents and cites 114 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
Method for monitoring the unauthorized use of a device
Application Number
12/203832
Publication Number
8932368 (B2)
Application Date
September 3, 2008
Publication Date
January 13, 2015
Inventor
Paul Prendergast
Cork
IE
Frank Hannigan
Cork
IE
Peter Bermingham
Cork
IE
William Fitzgerald
Cork
IE
Agent
Squire Patton Boggs
Allen J Moss
Assignee
Yougetitback
IE
IPC
H04W 64/00
H04W 8/18
H04W 12/12
H04L 29/00
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