Seeking to Burst Apple’s iPod Bubble

“ has filed a countersuit against Apple Computer claiming that the iTunes software, the iPod and the Quicktime streaming software all infringe on patents held by, Burst announced Monday.

“After being approached by in late 2004, Apple had filed for a declaratory judgment in January that it isn’t infringing on Burst’s patents, but Burst is going ahead with its lawsuit, filed Monday in federal court in San Francisco. Burst is asking for royalties as well as an injunction, it said in a press release.

“Burst has developed software that helps companies speed up the delivery of audio and video files over a network. The company was involved in a similar patent infringement dispute with Microsoft last year that ended with a $60 million settlement and a Microsoft license to the Burst technology.”

Tom Krazit. Sues Apple for Patent Infringement. April 17, 2006.

See also: Files Patent Infringement Suit against Apple Computer; Announces Expansion of Legal Team. (Press release.) April 17, 2006.

Peter Burrows. Underdog Or Patent Troll? BusinessWeek Online. April 24, 2006.

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04/19/2006 at 08:55

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