USA: Intertrust Technologies Corp. has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Apple Inc. in US Federal Court in the Northern District of California.
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 CEO. “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 this matter.”