|[March 20, 2013]
Intertrust Sues Apple for Patent Infringement
SUNNYVALE, Calif. --(Business Wire)--
Technologies Corporation today announced that it has filed a lawsuit
for patent infringement against Apple (News - Alert) 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 (News - Alert) and iPad, Mac computers and
laptops, Apple TV, and services including iTunes, iCloud, and the Apple
"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 t
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 (News - Alert), 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 is available
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