09031536 is referenced by 10 patents and cites 84 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 mitigating the unauthorized use of a device
Application Number
12/60867
Publication Number
9031536 (B2)
Application Date
April 2, 2008
Publication Date
May 12, 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 88/02
H04M 3/42
H04M 1/725
G06F 21/88
G06F 21/55
G06F 21/31
H04W 12/12
H04M 1/66
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