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04-04-2014, 09:47 AM #1
Apple Reaches Out-of-Court Settlement with Intertrust Technologies
Intertrust Technologies and Apple have reached an out-of-court settlement, ending a on year long patent infringement lawsuit that was filed against iPhone maker, by Intertust. Intertrust Technologies is a holding company that is owned jointly by Sony and Philips. The lawsuit was asked to be dismissed by District Court Judge, Yvonne Gonzalez Rogers recently, as attorneys for Apple and Intertrust stated they had reached a settlement agreement. Terms of the settlement were not revealed, but Gonzalez later granted the request and dismissed all claims.
The lawsuit was originally filed last March by Intertrust, in which they are claiming that almost all of Apple’s lineup infringed on at least one of fifteen separate patents. Intertrust claims that Products like the iPad, iPhone, Apple TV, and Mac computers are all being covered under the security and distributed computing patents.
Apple makes many great products that use Intertrust's inventions. 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.