The Kudelski Group announced today that it has entered into a comprehensive patent license agreement with Apple, Inc. Under the agreement, the parties agreed to dismiss all pending patent litigation. Financial terms weren’t disclosed.
In March a German court ruled against Apple in a case over video streaming patents, giving Kudelski's OpenTV unit a win in its ongoing intellectual property licensing campaign against major technology companies. OpenTV is a global software technology company for interactive and digital television.
Its primary business involves the sale of set-top-box operating systems and middleware software, as well as advertising products. On March 28, 2010 OpenTV became a fully owned subsidiary of Nagra Kudelski Group, a Swiss company that makes hardware and software digital security and convergent media systems for the delivery of digital and interactive content.
OpenTV sued Apple in 2014, alleging that various products infringe its patents, including the iPhone and iPad. The ruling on Tuesday from the Dusseldorf District Court said Apple products sold in Germany can’t use streaming software that infringes OpenTV's patents.