Apple being sued by software security firm over patent infringement

Apple being sued by software security firm over patent infringement
There are some companies out there that are yet to take part in all the legal action that has been going on for years in the tech industry. In this latest episode, Software security firm Intertrust Technologies is suing Apple over infringement on its patents in the area of security.

According to Intertrust, which is partly owned by Sony and Philips, Apple has infringed on 15 of its patents with devices like the iPhone, iPad, Mac, and even iTunes and App Store. The security company's chief executive, Talal Shamoon, has said that "Apple makes many great products that use Intertrust's inventions." He goes on to add "Our patents are foundational to modern internet security and trusted computing and result from years of internal research and development. We find it regrettable that we are forced to seek court assistance to resolve this matter."

It's an interesting fact that in 2004, Intertrust has successfully won $440 million from Microsoft over a similar case.

via: BBC

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31 Comments

1. xperiaDROID

Posts: 5629; Member since: Mar 08, 2013

Poor fruit, it is getting 1000000000x lower. :/

5. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Not really.

26. donfem

Posts: 708; Member since: Mar 30, 2011

May your eyes be opened

30. Droid_X_Doug

Posts: 5993; Member since: Dec 22, 2010

Sauce for the goose is sauce for the gander.

2. khmer

Posts: 95; Member since: Jun 21, 2012

I hope that every companies will file a lawsuit on some patents that Apple used without a licensing agreement, come on and join the court rooms with Apple pie.

4. Mxyzptlk unregistered

You can't put a price on fair and reasonable.

10. tedkord

Posts: 17349; Member since: Jun 17, 2009

What you mean is all tech ip should be free to Apple, but others should pay through the nose for rectangles with rounded corners. Your hypocrisy is well known around these parts.

21. YanomamoXtreme

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

Apple is the only bloody motherf**ker in this whole universe!

25. rusticguy

Posts: 2828; Member since: Aug 11, 2012

Nothing is fair and reasonable in love and (thermonuclear) WAR

32. Joker

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

So the only option is to steal it and blatantly call it their own creation/invention?

3. Mxyzptlk unregistered

Seems like a case of patent abuse.

16. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

Pot meet kettle. Apple has been abusing patents for years now. Seriously dude, is there a name for what is wrong with you??? Apple could turn into Skynet and try to blow up the human race and you would STILL defend them, wouldn't you.......smh

36. corporateJP

Posts: 2458; Member since: Nov 28, 2009

Insane. Where do you get your rose-colored glasses from? Definitely not Google.

8. TROLL

Posts: 4851; Member since: Apr 13, 2012

Good news™

11. dragonscourgex

Posts: 307; Member since: Jan 16, 2012

Karma.....got to love it. I hope stuff like this gets Apple to back away from the court and get back to improving their products. We need iOS, Android, WP, BB, and all the other up and coming to keep pushing each other to improve.

29. phonemirer

Posts: 111; Member since: Dec 07, 2012

i just hope that nokia and bb dont die, nokia is safe for now but bb isnt, hope jolla bring sailfish too

12. medicci37

Posts: 1361; Member since: Nov 19, 2011

Call it whatever you want. But stealing is stealing.

13. Topcat488

Posts: 1415; Member since: Sep 29, 2012

Lately, it seems that Apple is getting "SMASHED" from all sides... Come one, come all, it's "Party time"... Get in line, for "Apple Wine". hehehe Get it, Apple Whine... Boo hoo :(

14. avin007

Posts: 139; Member since: Feb 28, 2013

Now that amount($440 mn) should quarduple or may go more......

15. cncrim

Posts: 1588; Member since: Aug 15, 2011

Come on now.... congress need to fix patent legistration. Companies sue each other over stupid stuff. In the end we as comsumer loose the most.

19. Taters

Posts: 6474; Member since: Jan 28, 2013

True, but since Apple is the biggest culprit and took it to the next level, they deserve this.

17. Andrewtst

Posts: 696; Member since: Jan 25, 2009

Haha! Another.

18. Aeires unregistered

"We find it regrettable that we are forced to seek court assistance to resolve this matter." Sounds like they tried a license deal and was ignored. Could be wrong, but that's my take on it.

23. androiddownsouth

Posts: 598; Member since: May 02, 2012

One could definitely come away with that impression from such a statement.

20. Wiki_jaan

Posts: 704; Member since: Jun 24, 2012

payback time

22. YanomamoXtreme

Posts: 2; Member since: Mar 21, 2013

Apple is the only bloody motherf**ker in this whole universe

24. skymitch89

Posts: 1452; Member since: Nov 05, 2010

Good, it's about time that people start putting Apple in its place. When Apple goes to use a patient they claim fair and reasonable use, but when someone uses an Apple patient Apple sues the heck out of them and refuses to listen to the fair and reasonable use.

27. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 888; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Tables have turned now... Well done Intertrust

28. kabhijeet.16

Posts: 888; Member since: Dec 05, 2012

Apple Fans keeping eyes closed like always..denying everything... ok.. Sleep well iBoys..Sleep well

31. shamataa

Posts: 257; Member since: Dec 07, 2011

Cheers!. keep it coming and Apple will feel the wrath of kratos and be gone evil spirit. This make my day :).

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