Apple being sued by software security firm over patent infringement
posted by Ray S. / Mar 21, 2013, 7:17 AM
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.
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Poor fruit, it is getting 1000000000x lower. :/
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 7:21 AM 15
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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.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 7:23 AM 15
You can't put a price on fair and reasonable.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 7:24 AM 1
Seems like a case of patent abuse.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 7:23 AM 1
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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
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 8:52 AM 7
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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.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 8:24 AM 7
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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.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 8:45 AM 4
"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.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 9:07 AM 5
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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.
posted on Mar 21, 2013, 10:24 AM 3
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