Apple, Microsoft Targeted In Online Music Patent Suit

Law360, New York (May 19, 2010, 2:35 PM EDT) -- A Texas-based company has launched a suit accusing Apple Inc., Sony Electronics Inc., Microsoft Corp. and others of infringing a patent covering the online distribution of music, on the heels of filing a complaint against several other online media providers over a similar patent.

Sharing Sound LLC filed suit Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, claiming that the defendants — which also include Napster LLC, Rhapsody International Inc. and Brilliant Digital Entertainment Inc. — infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,247,130 through...
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