Monday, May 15, 2006

Creative: Claims Apple Didn't Create The iPod.

As reported by MacMinute:

Creative files complaints against Apple

May 15 Creative Technology has filed a complaint with the US International Trade Commission against Apple for patent issues, reports MarketWatch. "Creative has asked the commission to look at whether Apple is in violation through its importation and sale after importation into the United States of iPods and iPod Nanos that infringe U.S. Patent 6,928,433, which Creative refers to as the 'ZenPatent,'" notes the report. The company also filed a lawsuit against Apple in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California that "seeks an injunction and increased damages for Apple's 'willful infringement of the Zen Patent.'"

I've pretty much already covered this here and in other articles and updates. I thought I would post this more as FYI.

I'm not quite sure if this is different or the same suit (in official form) or not as this:

Apple Sued Over iTunes Interface


Anonymous said...

Creative should stick to making soundcards for gamers.

FYT said...

You know ... actually where Creative has really missed the boat is not making ANYTHING compatible with Macs anymore. I mean certain things are just compatible by nature, but none of their high end audio products are. They could storm the market right now if they made an expresscard audigy card that was comnpatible with the macbook pro