Patent Holder Sues Apple Over Video Compression Technology

By Michael Silbergleid has the story of a new lawsuit that takes aim at nearly all of Apple’s entire product line, alleging that products ranging from QuickTime to the Mac Pro violate patents related to video file compression.

The lawsuit was filed Monday by a patent holder named Multimedia Patent Trust in a U.S. District Court in the Southern District of California. Also named in the suit are Canon, LG, and TiVo.

Multimedia Patent Trust wants “reasonable royalty on all video-capable products sold by Apple that embody an apparatus claimed by those patents.”

Read more, including a list of subject patents at:

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