Boston, MA 03/18/2013 (wallstreetpr) – Intertrust Technologies Corp., a developer of digital rights management software and intellectual property, has sued Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) (Current: $452.73, Up by: 0.0%) for allegedly infringing 15 patents.
Intertrust, a company jointly owned by Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) (Current: $17.31, Up by: 0.00%) and PHILIPS (BIT:PHIA) (Current: EUR23.72, Up by: 0.55%), said it has filed a lawsuit against iconic iPhone maker in US Federal Court in the Northern District of California.
According to the lawsuit, Apple has been accused of making products and services that infringe on 15 Intertrust patents on security and distributed trusted computing.
The lawsuit covers a wide range of Apple products and services including iPhone, iPad, Mac laptops and computers, Apple TV, and services, including iTunes, iCloud, and the Apple App Store.
Founded in 1990, Intertrust holds over 250 patents and more than 200 patent applications pending worldwide. With total 100 employees, the Silicon Valley firm currently is the only provider of multiplatform OEM SDKs for Marlin servers and clients. It has licensed its patents to tech leaders like Microsoft, Samsung, Adobe, Nokia, Motorola, LG, HTC, Vodafone, Sony, Philips etc.