Apple really is the most sued tech company out there

Two subsidiaries of digital security company Kudelski Group have accused Apple of infringing patents for accessing interactive content on smartphones and computers, according to a suit filed Wednesday in California federal court. OpenTV Inc. and Nagravision SA claim that certain mobile devices, personal computers and applications made by Apple, including iTunes and the company’s App Store, infringe five patents related to accessing movies, music and other media on digital devices.

Technology group Kudelski has become the latest company to file a patent lawsuit against Apple. Kudelski’s OpenTV and Nagravision subsidiaries are claiming that Apple is infringing on five of its U.S. patents in pretty much every product under the sun — including iOS devices, Apple TV, the App Store, iTunes, iADS, Safari, and Macs running OS X. It hasn’t, however, provide any further public details, and nor has Apple itself responded. The California-based OpenTV provides software technology for interactive and digital television — including video-on-demand and advanced program guides — while Nagravision develops security technologies for digital media. In terms of patent cases, Apple is the most-sued major U.S. technology company since 2000 — having been sued for supposed infringement 364 times in that time frame, although the vast majority of suits were filed in the past five years.

Read full article