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Apple sued over iPod, iPhone media playback

Apple has been sued by Texas-based Affinity Labs, which claims the iPod and iPhone violate patents related to media playback. According to AppleInsider, the suit states that the “iPhone, iPod touch, and iPhone line of products” violates a patent entitled “Content delivery system and method,” while only the iPhone is accused of violating the second patent, entitled “Method for managing media.” Affinity Labs previously sued Apple in 2009, accusing it of violating three patents related to the streaming and downloading of content. Notably, third-party accessory manufacturer AAMP is also named in the suit, which seeks damages, applicable attorney fees, and a judgement that prohibits either company from further infringement.

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Why can’t crazy men - such as the guy that killed almost a hundred people in Norway - target patent trolls instead?

Posted by Junk on July 27, 2011 at 3:47 PM (CDT)


This week’s episode of This American Life is a detailed breakdown of how these patent trolls work.  A must listen.
Thisamericanlife dot org

Posted by hardcle on July 27, 2011 at 7:59 PM (CDT)


Yeah, the TAL didn’t tell me anything really new, but it was a great 1 hour breakdown.

I expect we’re going to see corporations challenge the way software and technology patents are being applied in the not too distant future all the way to the Supreme Court.

Posted by Code Monkey on July 27, 2011 at 10:08 PM (CDT)


What goes around comes around. Apple likes to play games with patents against other companies, why shouldn’t they get the same treatment?  I agree with Code Monkey that patents are going to be seeing a major overhaul soon.

Posted by Apple Unenthusiast on August 4, 2011 at 9:57 AM (CDT)

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