Video on demand agency sues Apple over streaming patents
Keep in mind OpenTV, the video on demand software program developer that sued Netflix for allegedly violating its streaming patents? It is again. The corporate is suing Apple within the perception that nearly all the things Apple makes (such because the Apple TV and iTunes) is infringing on 5 streaming-associated patents, together with ones for interactive TV and replica safety. Supposedly, you are borrowing OpenTV know-how once you obtain or lease a film via Apple’s software program. The parents at 1 Infinite Loop have not issued a proper response to the go well with, though there’s undoubtedly strain to supply compensation. OpenTV’s mother or father firm, the Kudelski Group, brags that it already has licensing offers (Netflix settled earlier this yr) with the likes of Disney and Google — Apple did not essentially use OpenTV’s concepts, however it’ll go towards the grain if it fights again.