In the lawsuit, pending since 2014, OpenTV had argued that Apple had infringed the company's patent aimed at a special streaming technology (EP 0 885 525 B2) in selling iPhones, iPads, OS X based computers, and Apple TV devices. The injunction granted against the above products is provisionally enforceable against collateral. If enforced, Apple would no longer be allowed to offer and sell any of the devices in Germany, which infringe the patent according to the ruling of Düsseldorf Regional Court. The relevant streaming feature would have to be removed from the devices sold. Apple may appeal the judgment of Düsseldorf Regional Court. Apple Retail Germany GmbH has filed nullity proceedings at the Federal Patent Court against the patent at issue.
In addition, OpenTV also filed complaints in the US for an injunction regarding the use of these patents.
OpenTV Corporation is a leading global provider of technology and services for the delivery of digital and interactive television based in San Francisco, USA. OpenTV's technology and software is used worldwide in 96 countries and some 60 million digital set-top boxes.