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Premier alleges Apple iTunes breaches patents

Another patent place
Thu Nov 17 2005, 15:31
AN ILLINOIS FIRM is suing Apple for a claimed breach of two patents it owns.

Premier took action in a Texas district court earlier this month alleging that Apple breached its patent numbers 6,243,725 and 6,763,345.

These patents, claimed Premier, have been incorporated into iPod, iTunes and PC product lines.

The first of the patents is a list building system granted in June 2001 for building an inventory of audio, musical, and audio visual works. The second is also for a list building system, granted on July 13th 2004.

The PC product lines include the iBook, the Power Book, the Mac Mini, the iMac and the Power Mac, when packaged or pre-installed with iTunes software.

It wants a jury case, an injunction and damages from Apple. Other firms are also suing Apple over alleged patent infringements. µ


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