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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:31 PM   #1
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DRM Software Development Company Intertrust Files Lawsuit Against Apple for Patent Infringement




The Wall Street Journal reports that patent holding company Intertrust Technologies Corp. has filed suit against Apple, accusing the Cupertino-based company of infringing on 15 of Intertrust's patents related to "security and distributed trusted computing."

Intertrust invents and licenses technologies for digital rights management, currently holding more than 150 patents.
As posted on the company's website, the lawsuit involves multiple Apple products, including the iPhone, iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Apple TV and Apple services like iTunes, iCloud, and the App Store.
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"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, which is backed by Sony Corp. and Royal Philips Electronics NV, successfully collected $440 million from Microsoft in 2004 after winning a patent infringement case against the company. On its licensees page, Intertrust lists major tech companies like Adobe, Samsung, Panasonic, LG, HTC, Nokia, and Motorola.

Article Link: DRM Software Development Company Intertrust Files Lawsuit Against Apple for Patent Infringement
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:32 PM   #2
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:34 PM   #4
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i wonder how many lawsuits apple is currently engaged in.. probably more than the sum of their products
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:34 PM   #5
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Well this time it's not a patent troll.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:35 PM   #6
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Nice logo, intertrust.
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Well this time it's not a patent troll.
I didn't say patent troll, I just said, lawyers making money. In the end, thats who benefits the most as work is always abundant.
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Nice logo, intertrust.
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You are kidding? Looks nothing remotely like it.
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Old Mar 20, 2013, 01:41 PM   #11
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America, we are doomed.

I work for a large Japanese Company, and the executives in Japan always ask, "Why are there so many lawsuits?".

If its legit, shame on Apple.

If its something a lawyer cooked up, then its back to lazy American's looking for easy money.
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Maybe Apple will lose and we'll all be DRM free!
Given Apple run the largest DRM software store I highly doubt that
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Nice logo, intertrust.
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what are you on?
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This sort of thing really shows the broken nature of the software patent system. If Apple stole code, then they need to pay up. Vastly more probable, though, is that Apple wrote original code that does similar things to what Intertrust claims their code does. That's kind of like inventing a new alternative to the cotton gin, which itself should be patentable, but then getting sued by Eli Whitney because he came up with the idea of a cotton gin.

And around and around we go.
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There are soooo many patents these days im not sure that any products actually don't infringe on another somehow. Good time to get into ip law.

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because its not Samsung?
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Wow, it uses different pastel shades of blue and orange. That's definitely an open and shut case. Better call Walmart right away. They need to know about this travesty
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Why do company's cry foul only when someone is making a profit - if the app store was a bust there would be no lawsuit. since apple is making boat loads of money others have to get there hands into it. No wonder things are so expensive. you need to pay someone to search the copyright databases to see if the idea was used if not then hey ok if so then u have to spend another billion to develop and copyright a new idea then another billion in wages and product development. Lawyers only go after things if they see $ at the other end the only winners are the lawyers who will drag it out as long as possible to get a maxim return on there money and the only looser are the people who filed the lawsuit and the people they are suing the only winners are the lawyers. Lawyers today are like the tax collectors of the times of Ancient room the most hated people out there.
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Not good news for Apple - Intertrust's patent portfolio is extremely robust. It's quite bad news for everyone if they're going to increase their active litigation too.
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Yep and is avoiding the forum's language filter too.
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Not good news for Apple - Intertrust's patent portfolio is extremely robust. It's quite bad news for everyone if they're going to increase their active litigation too.
If they invented the technology than good on them for protecting it. The same applies to everyone who doesn't have something silly and generic. Technology patents are a good thing in a lot of ways, until companies start trying to patent the way something 'feels' or 'looks'.
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Why do company's cry foul only when someone is making a profit - if the app store was a bust there would be no lawsuit.
ummmm.....just a shot in the dark here........Because if your not making money using my patents, you aren't really doing me any harm?



It's like saying "oh, how come i can play all the popular music i want on my guitar in my house but the second i want to go play that music in a bar and get paid for it the record companies come calling wanting money?" Now does that statement make much sense to you?
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Intertrust 2006.

http://web.archive.org/web/200601140...ntertrust.com/

Walmart 2008.
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It would be interesting to know the additional costs that legal fees add to your average MacBook or iPad.
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