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Walkman Inventor Settles With Sony, Targets Apple iPod

Law360 (June 3, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The German inventor of the technology behind the Sony “Walkman” has settled a long-running patent dispute with the Japanese electronics maker and is now considering a lawsuit targeting Apple’s iPod portable MP3 player, according to news reports.

Sony is reported to have offered several million euros to settle outstanding disputes with German inventor Andreas Pavel over license fees he claims to be owed on the Walkman, even though his European claim to authorship of the idea was rejected by the Court of Appeal in the U.K....
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