Intertrust Technologies Sues Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) Over Patent Infringement – AAPL, HPQ, DGII, CCUR

Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) was sued by Intertrust Technologies Corp for allegedly violating 15 patents linked with mobile-device security.

Intertrust Technologies is a developer of digital rights management software jointly owned by Sony Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:SNE) and Royal Philips Electronics NV.

The company reported in a complaint filed with Oakland, California federal court on Wednesday that Apple’s iPhone, the iPod touch, iPad product lines, laptop computers, Apple TV and App Store are based on secure computing technologies developed and patented by Intertrust.

Earlier, Intertrust took legal action against Microsoft Corp (NASDAQ:MSFT), world’s biggest software maker, over patents.

Shifting reader’s focus to broader market, let us consider market performance of other stocks that significantly affect same sector. Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ) fell -0.82% to settle at $22.92, Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:DGII) moved down -0.91% to end at $9.78 while Concurrent Computer Corp (NASDAQ:CCUR) jumped +2.39% to finish at $7.71 on Wednesday.

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on March 20, 2013 decreased -0.53% to the closing price of $452.08. The overall volume in the last trading session was 11.02 million shares. Its fifty two weeks range was $419.00 – $705.07. The total market capitalization remained at $424.53 billion.

AAPL is ahead of its 52-week low with 7.89% and lagging behind from its 52-week high price with -35.21%. AAPL’s last month’s stock price volatility remained 2.28%. In its share capital AAPL has 939.06 million outstanding shares, among them 938.66 million shares have been floated in market exchange. AAPL’s stock’s institutional ownership remained 64.17% while insider ownership included 0.03%.

The stock price of AAPL is moving forward from its 20 days moving average with 3.05% and remote negatively from 50 days moving average with -2.17%. AAPL’s current year’s earnings per share experienced an addition with 59.51% while its current quarter performance remained at -12.36%. Company’s beta coefficient included 1.04. Beta factors measure the amount of market risk associated with market trade.

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