"We've given these four companies 10 days to talk to us and work out a solution, or we will go into federal court and file action and seek an injunction to remove the infringing products from the marketplace," says CEO Hank Risan.
A spokesperson from RealNetworks seemed more amused than anything, claiming this attempt to be nothing more than a publicity stunt:
RealNetworks spokesman Matt Graves said he hadn't yet seen the letter, but it appeared to be a ploy by a "desperate company" to get its product licensed. "That's a rather novel approach to business development," he said in an e-mail interview Friday.
Right they most likely are, as the absurdity of this lawsuit is without measure. Either one must believe that Media Rights Technologies does not believe in a free market, or they are just out for a bit of press. If that's what they want, that's what they got. Unfortunately for them it's most likely to be negative press.
Update: You can read the press release covering this at prnewswire.