Apple sued by Intertrust

City A.M. Reporter
INTERTRUST, a firm that successfully secured a huge settlement with Microsoft in a lawsuit over a decade ago, yesterday sued Apple for infringing 15 patents relating to security.

Intertrust Technologies, a software firm owned by a group that includes Sony and Royal Philips Electronics, claimed in its lawsuit that Apple had violated more than a dozen patents throughout its product lines, including the iPhone, Apple TV, iPad, iPod and Macintosh computers.

“Apple makes many great products that use Intertrust`s inventions,” Talal Shamoon, Intertrust’s chief executive officer, said in the statement yesterday.

Apple declined to comment.