Photo: mashable.com

Photo: mashable.com

Suing Apple seems to be the thing to do these days. While the company is locked into a furious, seemingly-unending battle with Samsung, another suit has been announced today by two Swiss sister companies called OpenTV and Nagravision.

According to a press release by the The Kudelski Group, the parent company of the two filing suit, OpenTV focuses on software that includes “advanced program guides, video-on-demand, personal video recording, interactive and addressable advertising and a variety of enhanced television applications,” while Nagravision “provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media.”

While the five patents in question aren’t specifically named in the press release, it’s safe to assume that they are related to video playback technologies included in OS X and iOS (both of which are named as infringing in the press release). iAds, iTunes, the App Store, and the Apple TV are also listed.

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3 Responses to “OpenTV and Nagravision file patent lawsuit against Apple over video-related technology”

  1. Sean Batson says:

    They gonna have to go after Cisco & the hold bunch as well!

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  2. mikhailt says:

    You know, at this point, everybody’s infringing on everything now. We need to start abolishing the software patents, and Apple needs to get it over with. It’s gone, they lost all the momentum with everybody’s feeling sick and tired of their fight with Samsung, which is making Apple look more of a troll every month.

    I’m sure it’s not their intentions but at this point, it’s a losing battle. The recent court docs confirms the same. They will lose this second round with Samsung in my opinion, they got lucky with the first one.

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    • rafalb177 says:

      Lucky? Shamesung are blatant copycats and they should pay for that. They’ve ripped off iPhone some four years ago, then iPad, recently MacBook Air. Just to name few.

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