“A German court yesterday ruled against Apple in a video streaming patent case brought by Swiss company Kudelski’s OpenTV unit against the Cupertino company back in 2014,” Natasha Lomas reports for TechCrunch.
“The ruling states Apple products sold in Germany must not use streaming software that infringes OpenTV’s patents, according to a report by Reuters,” Lomas reports. “‘The claim is predominantly valid and well-founded,”’ the court ruled.”
“A broad swathe of Apple products and services had been alleged to be infringing the video streaming patents — including its iOS mobile devices, Apple TV, App Store, and OS X-based personal computers,” Lomas reports. “It’s unclear what steps Apple will be taking to comply with the ruling or whether it intends to appeal.”
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MacDailyNews Take: Seems that a cross-licensing agreement will be the most likely outcome here as Cisco, Google and Disney have each already reached such agreements with Kudelski.