A company called as Intertrust Technologies Corporation owned by Sony and Philips announced today that it has filed a patent lawsuit against Apple in US Federal Court in the Northern District of California claiming that the Cupertino-giant has infringed a total of 15 Intertrust patents on security and distributed trusted computing. The lawsuit covers a broad range of key Apple products and services including iPhone, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Apple TV, 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.”
Intertrust founded back in 1990 is a seasoned Silicon Valley technology company with 100 staff on board. The company have a long history of licensing its patents to Information Technology, Consumer Electronics including Microsoft, Adobe, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, LG, Vodafona, Sony and Philips to name the few. Well, as of the lawsuit and with its current initial status nothing can be said as of now, although Apple also declined on giving any comments over the lawsuit.