Wednesday, August 31, 2005

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Another Patent Brouhaha Encompasses iPod

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Raising another legal threat to the iPod music player, Creative Technology has been awarded a patent on technology that it claims is used not only in its portable players, but also in Apple Computer's market-leading devices. It's the second patent complication for the iPod in recent weeks -- the first having resulted from a separate patent application filed by a Microsoft researcher.
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