Apple loves to pull rivals in court to infringe its patents. But it also does not avoid using anyone else’s technology and sometimes has to answer for it. The American company has just lost the trial with the Swiss company Kudelski, whose unlawful patents have violated.
German court in Dusseldorf has found Apple to be in violation of patents owned by the Swiss company Kudelski, the owner of OpenTV platform, related to video streaming technology. He also ordered the continued use of the disputed patents that were used on iPhone, iPad and Apple TV.
The OpenTV platform is currently not the most recognizable brand, but at one time it was one of the first players in the video content streaming market. In 2010, OpenTV was purchased by the Kudelski Group, which in 2014 sued Apple for infringing its patents by filing a suit against Cupertino in US and German court cases.