L8NT's patent pending methodology strips the M.A.C. addresses from packet headers and compares them to the M.A.C. addresses of known stolen devices in its database.
OK, so they want to become a patent troll.
It's a cop doing the patenting. I have no doubt he's excited and proud of his "invention". Let's think about this... Not every mom and pop burglary shop has decent IT staff, and they can get caught with said software. In fact, not every mid-sized business has decent IT staff that can make software like this. Furthermore, chances are the cops also don't have IT staff to make stuff (or use existing stuff) and then easily share it with other publicly funded IT staffs. It's almost like there's something of value to be had from dedicated developers and IT services while a large part of the computer illiterate world has yet to catch on.