Burst sues Apple

Burst sues appleIt seems as though Burst.com can’t get enough of the inside of a courtroom and neither can Apple. On April 17, 2006 Burst filed a patent counterclaims lawsuit stating that Apple is infringing on 4 different patents which include Apple’s iTunes Store, iTunes software, iPod devices, and Apple’s QuickTime Streaming products. This was in response to a claim filed in January by Apple stating that the claims made by Burst are invalid.

Burst believes that Apple success is directly related to Burst’s technology providing audio and video-on-demand media delivery.

A similar lawsuit was files by Burst against Microsoft in 2005 which was settled out of court for a substantial sum that gives them the proper licensing.

“While we had hoped to avoid litigation and negotiate a reasonable license fee, it is AppleÂ’s own actions that have forced our hand,” said Lang, Burst’s Chairman and CEO. “We now look to the courts to reaffirm BurstÂ’s rights as innovators and to be paid fairly for our widely acknowledged contributions to the industry.”

Burst sues appleIt seems as though Burst.com can’t get enough of the inside of a courtroom and neither can Apple. On April 17, 2006 Burst filed a patent counterclaims lawsuit stating that Apple is infringing on 4 different patents which include Apple’s iTunes Store, iTunes software, iPod devices, and Apple’s QuickTime Streaming products. This was in response to a claim filed in January by Apple stating that the claims made by Burst are invalid.

Burst believes that Apple success is directly related to Burst’s technology providing audio and video-on-demand media delivery.

A similar lawsuit was files by Burst against Microsoft in 2005 which was settled out of court for a substantial sum that gives them the proper licensing.

“While we had hoped to avoid litigation and negotiate a reasonable license fee, it is AppleÂ’s own actions that have forced our hand,” said Lang, Burst’s Chairman and CEO. “We now look to the courts to reaffirm BurstÂ’s rights as innovators and to be paid fairly for our widely acknowledged contributions to the industry.”

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