Apple Comes Under New Patent Challenge

Well, here we go again. I guess it is just a simple matter of when you’re the big dog, other dogs want your bone. It is no secret that Apple’s iPod has captured a huge amount of the mp3 player market (54%), so it appears that another company is trying to patent a part of their invention–this time, the navigation approach. This follows close on the heels to the Microsoft patent on parts of the iPod click wheel. It just sounds a bit like using legal means to steal intellectual property to me; but then, I don’t pretend to know much about the details of the case. Here’s an article on what looks like the latest corporate iPod rip-off.

http://apnews.excite.com/article/20050831/D8CAGACG0.html

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