Dear, oh dear, Apple really are slogging it out in the courts these days. Not content to be involved in a bitter battle with namesake Apple Corps., the company is now in even more hot water. More legal battles are looming over Apple, who is now being counter sued by Burst.com. The troubles started when Apple sued Burst, claiming that Burst had infringed iTunes and iPod patents. Now, Burst is making the claim that Apple's iTunes store, software and iPod devices infringe upon four patents owned by Burst. The company is seeking royalties and an injunction against further infringement.

On the shopping list are Apple’s iTunes Music Store, iTunes software, the iPods, and Apple’s QuickTime Streaming which Burst claims inflidge US Patents 4,963,995; 5,995,705; 5,057,932 and 5,164,839.