Intertrust Sues Apple for Patent Infringement

Sunnyvale, CA, March 20, 2013 — Intertrust Technologies Corporation today announced that it has filed a lawsuit for patent infringement against Apple Inc. in US Federal Court in the Northern District of California.

The lawsuit accuses Apple of making products and services that infringe on 15 Intertrust patents on security and distributed trusted computing. The lawsuit covers a broad range of key Apple products and services including iOS devices such as the iPhone and iPad, Mac computers and laptops, Apple TV, and services including 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.”

Founded in 1990, Intertrust is a seasoned Silicon Valley technology company with a staff of nearly 100 people, most of whom are engineers working in the areas of rights management, software security, consumer privacy protection, trusted big data for DNA sequencing, and smart grid energy data management. Intertrust has a long history of licensing its patents to Information Technology, Consumer Electronics and mobile industry leaders including Microsoft, Adobe, Samsung, Nokia, Motorola, HTC, LG, Vodafone, Sony, Philips and many others.


About Intertrust
Intertrust invents, develops, and licenses software, technologies and intellectual property for digital rights management (DRM) and trusted computing. The company holds over 250 patents and has over 200 patent applications pending worldwide. Intertrust’s inventions enable a broad range of products that use DRM and trusted computing technologies, including operating systems, digital media platforms, consumer electronics and mobile computing devices, web services, and secure enterprise automation. Intertrust is currently the world’s only provider of advanced multiplatform OEM SDKs for Marlin servers and clients. In addition Intertrust also hosts a venture incubator that invests in information security, privacy and information analysis technology in the areas of consumer media, health and smart grid energy management. Intertrust is headquartered in Silicon Valley and has regional offices in London and Beijing. Follow us on twitter at


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