Rhapsody Exits Sharing Sound Patent Suit

Law360, New York (October 12, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT) -- Rhapsody International Inc. has become the latest defendant to settle in a suit brought by Sharing Sound LLC that accused several Internet-based music dealers of infringing a patent for online music distribution, joining Apple Inc., Microsoft Corp. and a host of others.

Judge David Folsom of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Friday signed off on the notice of dismissal clearing Rhapsody of allegations that it infringed U.S. Patent Number 6,247,130, titled “Distribution of musical products by a website vendor over...
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