Tuesday, May 16, 2006

Creative Technologies tries to stop iPod sales in US - but yesterday's Supreme Court ruling should help!

Creative Technology has just filed a cease and desist order against Apple's iPod - trying to halt its sales for apparently infringing patents they have related to music player menus that the iPod adopts.

Fortunately for Apple, yesterday's ruling by the US Supreme Court, means that a cease and decist threat will be much harder to carry out. If Apple has infringed, a settlement will be the most likely conclusion.

And Singapore's creative could sure do with the cash as they have nose dived in the digital music player market (largely thanks to the succes of Apple's iPod) and recently reported a record quarterly loss of $114m. So I guess a legal attack on Apple is as good a way as any to chase ambulances - er, I mean revenues.

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