iTunes, Sony PlayStation Network targeted in suit
Another day and another patent lawsuit. Today, we have a new lawsuit from investor Benjamin Grobler who claims Apple's iTunes and Sony's PlayStation network induce customers to violate his "data vending system" patent, says a report in Computerworld.
Grobler's US patent describes a data vending system which stores digitized music and/or video and/or computer programs on one or more main computers in a data depot. The data depot stores details about customers and the data they have purchased or rented. There's also a data dispensing device that ties into the data depot.
The lawsuit was filed in the US District Court for the Northern District of California and asks for a judgement that Apple infringed and continues to infringe on this patent. It also seeks damages which will decided upon during the trial.
Subscribe to Newsletter
Software Updatesmore updates
- YouTube for iOS gets updated with full support for iPhone 6 and 6 Plus
- iOS 8.0.1 update now available (Updated -- Don't update!)
- NFL Mobile updated for 2014 Season with new Fantasy Football features, NFL Now integration
- Yahoo Mail improves email inbox searching with new filtering options
- Ember for Mac gains 'hugely-requested' screen recording feature
- Spotify update adds equalizer, refreshed Artist page and more