Intertrust Technologies has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement
against Apple in US Federal Court in the Northern District of
The lawsuit accuses Apple of making products and services that
infringe on 15 Intertrust patents on security and distributed
trusted computing. The lawsuit covers a broad range of key Apple
products and services including iOS devices such as the iPhone and
iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Apple TV, and services including
iTunes, iCloud, and the Apple App Store.
"Apple makes many great products that use Intertrust's inventions,"
said Talal Shamoon, Intertrust's chief executive officer. "Our
patents are foundational to modern Internet security and trusted
computing, and result from years of internal research and
development. We are proud of our record of peaceful and
constructive licensing with industry leaders. We find it
regrettable that we are forced to seek Court assistance to resolve
Apple has not provided any comment.
Silicon Valley-based Intertrust develops and licenses digital
rights management software, which is used to protect content rights
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