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Apple sues Creative (again)

updated 09:20 am EDT, Tue June 6, 2006

Apple sues Creative

Apple has filed a second copyright lawsuit and a trade complaint in the US against Creative Technology, according to Channel NewsAsia. The company originally countersued the MP3 player manufacturer, after Creative first sued Apple for infringing on the "Zen Patent": in early May, Creative filed a complaint with the U.S. International Trade Commission and lawusit alleging that iPods and iPod nanos that infringe on U.S. Patent 6,928,433. The latest report says that the latest lawsuit claims Creative is infringing three Apple patents relating to using icons, and displaying and editing data. Apple is asking for cash damages and a court order to stop Creative from further breaches and is asking the International Trade Commission in Washington to block imports of Creative's music players.

by MacNN Staff





  1. bilingual

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Way to go, Apple!


  1. GodsiPod



    wrong tree creative

    bark up another next time...

  1. nativeNYer

    Joined: Dec 1969


    woke a sleeping giant

    It appears Creative (to use a Bushism) "misunderestimated" Apple on this one. Looks like Cupertino was holding several cards to play and was just waiting to see if Creative would continue to pursue their stupid complaints. Maybe they'll learn a lesson from this… maybe. If you can't make a better player, suing is not the way to get recognition/profit.

  1. Ashari

    Joined: Dec 1969


    re: godsipod

    I don't think that there will be a "next time"... it doesn't look like Apple is just "pushing back" here... I think they're going for Creative's jugular.

  1. FastAMX79

    Joined: Dec 1969



    Apple is out for the kill. Creative should have left well enough alone

  1. TheBum

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The old sayings hold true

    I can't help but think of the old sayings:

    Live by the sword, die by the sword.


    You reap what you sow.

  1. Super Glitcher

    Joined: Dec 1969



    take that bizzle!

  1. cebritt

    Joined: Dec 1969


    Apple will pile...

    ...lawyers on top of Creative until they stop breathing. I recommend that Creative start negotiating to sell Apple the whole company.

  1. chulitomio

    Joined: Dec 1969



    My lawyer's bigger than yours!!

  1. sdf

    Joined: Dec 1969


    The future...

    I wonder if Apple has any more lawsuit cards up their sleeves.

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