Apple loses lawsuit against OpenTV relating to video streaming

Mar

18

2016

A German court ruled violated the company Apple patents owned subsidiary of Swiss security OpenTV subsidiary of Kudelski business, which the company may be forced to remove some of the streaming video of popular products sold in Germany features.

Judgment and spent Tuesday by a committee composed of three judges in the Court of Duesseldorf that should Apple’s failure to provide programs that violate the patent OpenTV, which relates to the possibility of audio, video and information over the Internet video mixing in one flowing.

And pressuring the court’s decision on Apple to reach a licensing agreement with Kudelski, can the US company to comply with the ruling by removing or disabling objectionable features of streaming video products, or could in the worst case the withdrawal of offending devices from the market.

Ranging and products that can, according to court documents from the iPhone phones to computers, iPad tablets, and Mac computers and iTunes music service iTunes and QuickTime video player Quicktime and Apple TV platform programs affected.

It is unclear whether Apple will appeal against the verdict, the company faces fines of up to 250 thousand euros for each violation if they fail to implement, but the referee did not specify how it will be charged a fine or the total amount of penalties.

Kudelski company launched since 2012 a strong campaign in the courts against some of the largest technology companies in the world with regard to licensing of intellectual property, the company reached a settlement with Google, Cisco Systems and Netflix deals were not disclosed financial terms.

It owns and develops Kudelski company, which has a market value of $ 818.2 million, a variety of movies and television digital technology over several decades, and has become a major player in the streaming video market by virtue of its acquisition in 2010, the company OpenTV.

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