Intertrust Sues Apple for Patent Infringement
SUNNYVALE, Calif. -- March 20, 2013
Intertrust Technologies Corporation today announced that it 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 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 this matter.”
Founded in 1990, Intertrust is a seasoned Silicon Valley technology company
with a staff of nearly 100 people, most of whom are engineers working in the
areas of rights management, software security, consumer privacy protection,
trusted big data for DNA sequencing, and smart grid energy data management.
Intertrust has a long history of licensing its patents to Information
Technology, Consumer Electronics and mobile industry leaders including
Microsoft, Adobe, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, LG, Vodafone, Sony, Philips
and many others.
Intertrust invents, develops, and licenses software, technologies and
intellectual property for digital rights management (DRM) and trusted
computing. The company holds over 250 patents and has over 200 patent
applications pending worldwide. Intertrust's inventions enable a broad range
of products that use DRM and trusted computing technologies, including
operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile
computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Intertrust
is currently the world’s only provider of advanced multiplatform OEM SDKs for
Marlin servers and clients. In addition Intertrust also hosts a venture
incubator that invests in information security, privacy and information
analysis technology in the areas of consumer media, health and smart grid
energy management. Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has
regional offices in London and Beijing. Further information about Intertrust
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