Burst Sues Apple for iTunes, iPod, Quicktime Patents
News.com reports on a lawsuit by Burst.com claiming that Apple is infringing on patents held by Burst.com. The claims cover patents involving "the delivery of music or video over the Internet 'faster than real-time.'" This involves the technology involved in streaming and delivering video and audio content on the internet as Apple does with iTunes and Quicktime streaming software. Burst is demanding royalties as well as an injunction.
In January, Apple filed for a declaratory judgment in January that it is not infringing on Burst's patents after discussions with Burst "broke down".
Burst made similar claims against Microsoft and received a $60 million settlement as well as an ongoing technology license to Microsoft.