Opentv, Nagravision begin file patent suits against Apple
| 13 May 2014
The Kudelski Group's OpenTV and Nagravision subsidiaries have filed three patent infringement suits against Apple alleging the CE giant has infringed three of the companies' patents.
The suits by Nagravision and Open TV assert that Apple's infringing products and services include iOS mobile devices — in particular iPhone, iPad, and iPod — plus Apple TV, App Store, and OS X-based personal computers.
In a separate move, Kudelski has appointed two new members, David Fligor and Clay Gaetje, to the intellectual property & innovation leadership team. The execs will act as vice presidents of licensing reporting to senior vice president, intellectual property & innovation Joe Chernesky. Fligor was most recently vice president, corporate development & strategy at TiVo, and Gaetje was most recently vice president, licensing at Rovi.