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Apple settles Patent Lawsuit with Minerva Industries, Gets hit by Emblaze

Law360, a paywall-shielded newswire for lawyers reports that “Apple settled a patent infringement lawsuit with Minerva Industries, —”filed suit against Apple in Jan 2008, merely after being granted US Patent Number 7,321,783. The patent covers “a mobile entertainment and communication device in a palm-held size, housing has a cellular or satellite telephone capable of wireless communication with Internet and one or more replaceable memory card sockets for … recording data directly from Internet and, in particular, musical performances that then can be selectively reproduced by device for enjoyment.” It also describes a camera and microphone that can be used to record images and sound onto a phone.

Apple was also hit with another patent infringement suit by Israeli technology holding Emblaze, which alleges the Cupertino company recently announced HTTP live streaming application, used on “iPhone, iPod touch, Mac OS X and iPad,” would infringe the plaintiff’s USPN 6,389,473 for streaming technology titled “Network media streaming.”


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