Apple sued over alleged patent infringement

Media firm alleges Apple is violating 'seamless contraction' patents

US based media company MonkeyMedia is to sue Apple over alleged patent infringement. In a a case filed last week in the Western District of Texas in Austin, MonkeyMedia claims Apple is violating three of its "seamless contraction" patents — 938, '052 and '730 — including certain Apple document summarisation, RSS readers and video player user interfaces. Software produced by Apple and highlighted by the complaint for infringement include Safari, DVD Player and Front Row.

"We can sit by and watch Apple continue to use our patented inventions without paying, or we can do something about it," MonkeyMedia CEO Eric Bear said. "Synergy between inventors and manufacturers is healthy, and we love that Apple believes in our technology. We simply prefer open communications and fair compensation."

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