Apple Moves Creative Dispute To Texas With New Suit

Law360, New York (June 7, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- With a second countersuit, Apple Computer Inc. has widened the patent battle triggered by rival Creative Technology Ltd., accusing the company of infringing additional patents for its iPod digital music player.

The suit targets Singapore-based Creative and its U.S. subsidiary, Milpitas, Calif.-based Creative Labs Inc., both of which sued Apple for patent infringement in mid-May, which prompted Apple’s simultaneous first countersuit.

The second countersuit was filed in the so-called plaintiff-friendly U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, a move that could encourage Creative to...
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