Now Creative is suing Apple

By Derek Sooman on May 16, 2006, 5:08 PM
Poor Apple - everyone seems to want to take the company to court over stuff right now, trying to squash the company's iTunes sucess story. Now, only just after fighting off an attack from Apple corps over their use of the Apple logo on iTunes, now Creative Technology is taking a pop at them too.

Creative has requested that the U.S. court block sales of Apple Computerís iPod devices, on the grounds that they violate a patent held by Creative. They claim to have been the inventor of the user interface software used by most portable digital media players, including the iPod.

Additionally, Creative claim that Apple has been in violation of U.S. trade law by importing the players into the U.S., and they believe that this justifies a halt of iPod sales in the U.S. Therefore, their lawsuit seeks to stop Apple from selling iPods and seeks unspecified financial damages.

Apple was not available for comment.




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jtickner1 said:
hahahahahahahaha sucked in apple is gay as i hope creative make them go broke, "creative all the way"
Didou said:
Creative being as inventive as usual. If you can't beat them, sue them.[url=http://games.slashdot.org/article.pl?sid=04/07/28/
529222]Creative pressures 3d developpers with patents[/url][url=http://www.theregister.co.uk/1998/10/01/cr
ative_sues_aureal_again/]Creative sues Aureal again& again[/url]& now this. No wonder I haven't bought a Creative product in years.
canadian said:
I think this whole suing apple thing is horrible. I also hate how apple products are now, more a sort of fashion, then people buying apple because of the product itsself. I love Apple, the OS, the iPod, and most of the rest of their stuff. But, I really hate how its become a giant trend to own an iPod. Most people, dont stop, just to look at the quality, and usually superiour design. But, because everyone is buying Apple products to be trendy, Apple has a huge chunck in the market. Other companies that look at this, and want a chunck of the market are instead of trying to create a superior product, are simply suing Apple. Forshame you companies, forshame.
chris33 said:
Creative OWNS Apple. The iPod is the stupidest overpriced peice of junk I've ever seen. Why people spend the money they do on those things is beyond me. And the accessories...LMAO by the time you have an iPod and can do everything possible with it you've spent 1000's of dollars...for something that will be overrun by something bigger and better in a matter of months. Anyway, thats my humble opinion.
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