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Creative sues Apple for patent infringement on iPod
Never a dull moment these days for the Apple legal department. First the company was sued by The Beatles, then by Burst for patent infringement, and now Jobs & Co. may be poised to reprise the painful role of Research in Motion in yet another patent infringement suit. Ars Technica reports that Creative has filed a suit claiming that Apple's iPod infringes its "Zen patent," a patent that covers the interface design for a digital music player. Though Ars fears that Creative "may be turning to the unfortunate market model of trying to litigate its way into profitability," it also concedes that "Creative's patent filing in January 2001 came long before Apple's 2002 submission (which was denied)." So, says Gizmodo, "here we go, folks...the fun is just starting."
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