Creative Lawsuit Update: Apple Sues Creative

Discussion in 'MacRumors News Discussion (archive)' started by Queso, May 18, 2006.

  1. macrumors G4

  2. macrumors 604


    Give Hell Apple!
  3. Guest


    That's what they get for effing with the Steve™.
  4. macrumors G3


    Why the **** is it filed in Wisconsin? :confused:
  5. macrumors 68020


    take those bums down a peg (if that's even possible at this point with their current lowly status :p )
  6. macrumors 65816


    Hmm... I seem to have predicted this here

    Does anyone know what are the four patents Apple is suing Creative for infringing?
  7. macrumors 65816


    Good for Apple. I hope Apple stomps them into the ground with their counter suit. :D
  8. Moderator


    Staff Member

    I'll see your patent and raise you three. :D

    Anyone know which four Apple patents are mentioned in the suit?

  9. macrumors P6

    IJ Reilly

    Earth, fire, air and water.
  10. macrumors 603


    Thats what i'm talking about...service with a smile...give em hell Steve...punks hating on apple.

  11. Moderator


    Staff Member

    LOL. So that's the Steve's secret weapon, he's patented the elements!

    I really do want to know if the four are better defined than the weak "Zen" patent.

  12. macrumors 6502

    I was just reading the figure on market share. 77% of all mp3 players. Holy moley. No wonder Creative wants a piece of the pie.
  13. macrumors 6502a


    Great... just what we need. More litigation. It'd be an interesting scenario if it's Creative who is indeed countersuing Apple.
  14. Demi-God (Moderator emeritus)


    I hope this lawsuit puts Creative out of business.

    *crosses fingers*
  15. macrumors 603


    Sounds like Creatives All or Nothing lawsuit just got even more final.
  16. macrumors 601


    I think Creative might be second-guessing their decision to sue Apple. What a lame idea that was.
  17. macrumors 603


    Maybe they are hoping to be bought out...
  18. Moderator


    Staff Member

    Unlikely given their CEOs posturing. More likely looking to get a FairPlay license & access to iTunes.

  19. macrumors 603


    Ah. well that make sense.
  20. macrumors bot


    Creative Lawsuit Update: Apple Sues Creative


    Apple is counter-suing Creative, claiming they are in violation in four of its patents. The lawsuit was filed on May 15th, the same day that Creative filed its lawsuit.

    Creative is trying to bar Apple from selling iPods in the U.S. through a cease-and-desist order. Even though Creative's suit's implications are broad, Apple's suit (if successful) could have more impact on Creative because Creative is a smaller company.
  21. macrumors 6502a

    Alright, go Apple!
  22. Guest


    Good for apple.
  23. DrK
    macrumors newbie

  24. macrumors regular

    Can't everybody just get along?

    I mean... think of the Children! Would someone think of the Children?!?
  25. macrumors 6502a


    Good job Apple-- go after the patent trolls as hard as you can. Keep in mind that the NextStep column view had been around since the 80s.

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