Patent Challenge Could Derail iPod Growth
“Apple could be in for a bruising legal fight with rival Creative over the technology used in iPod music players.
“Creative boss Sim Wong Hoo has told the BBC he plans to ‘pursue aggressively’ a US patent it owns on a system used to navigate music on digital players.
“Mr. Sim was speaking at the launch of Creative’s latest rival to the iPod video, the Zen Vision: M.”
Alfred Hermida. Apple Faces iPod Patent Dispute. BBC News. Dec. 8, 2005.
United States Patent & Trademark Office. Automatic Hierarchical Categorization of Music by Metadata (U.S. Patent No. 6,928,433). Aug. 9, 2005.
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