Apple has been sued by a New Jersey-based company over its iTunes video download offerings. The suit, filed by Multi-Format, Inc. in the Northern District of Illinois East District Court, claims that Apple’s products infringe on the company’s 2003 patent entitled “Multi-format audio/video production system.” Patently Apple reports that the suit names the iPhone, iPad, iPod classic, iPod nano, iPod touch, Apple TV, and iTunes as infringing; the patent itself describes the delivery, conversion, and playback of digital video. Multi-Format is seeking damages and interest from the date the infringement began.
Apple sued over iTunes video downloads
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Charles Starrett was a senior editor at iLounge. He's been covering the iPod, iPhone, and iPad since their inception. He has written numerous articles and reviews, and his work has been featured in multiple publications.