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OpenTV And Nagravision File Patent Suits Against Apple In Germany

Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland – WEBWIRE

The Kudelski Group (SIX:KUD.S) announced today that its OpenTV, Inc. and Nagravision SA subsidiaries have filed three patent infringement suits against Apple in Düsseldorf District Court. The suits allege that Apple infringes three patents owned by OpenTV and Nagravision and seek, among other relief, to enjoin Apple from further infringement. The suits identify Apple’s infringing products and services as including iOS mobile devices (iPhone, iPad, and iPod), Apple TV, App Store, and OS X-based personal computers.

Additionally, the Group announced that it has appointed two new members to the Intellectual Property & Innovation leadership team. David Fligor and Clay Gaetje have been appointed as Vice Presidents of Licensing reporting to Joe Chernesky, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property & Innovation. Mr. Fligor was most recently Vice President, Corporate Development & Strategy at TiVo and Mr. Gaetje was most recently Vice President, Licensing at Rovi.

About OpenTV and Nagravision
OpenTV, Inc., a Kudelski Group company, is one of the world’s leading providers of advanced digital television solutions dedicated to creating and delivering compelling viewing experiences to consumers of digital content worldwide. The company’s software enables advanced program guides, video-on-demand, personal video recording, interactive and addressable advertising and a variety of enhanced television applications. OpenTV is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Nagravision, a Kudelski Group company, provides security and multiscreen user experience solutions for the monetization of digital media. The company offers content providers and DTV operators worldwide with secure, open, integrated platforms and applications over broadcast, broadband and mobile platforms, enabling compelling and personalized viewing experiences.

About the Kudelski Group
The Kudelski Group is listed on the Swiss Stock Exchange (SIX:KUD:S). It is a world leader in digital security; its technologies are used in a wide range of services and applications requiring access control and rights management to secure the revenues of content owners and service providers for digital television. The Group also offers cyber security solutions and services focused on helping companies assess risks and vulnerabilities and protect their data and systems. The Kudelski Group is also a technology leader in the area of access control and management of people or vehicles to sites and events. The Kudelski Group holds over 4,400 issued and pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Cheseaux-sur-Lausanne, Switzerland. For more information, please visit


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