Apple and others sued over MP3 patent

Apple Insider is reporting that Apple, Samsung, Sandisk are all being sued by a little known Texas firm over a MP3 related Patent:

From the article:

In the complaint, Texas MP3 Technologies alleges that Apple, Samsung, and Sandisk are infringing on U.S. patent 7,065,417, which was awarded in June 2006 to former iPod chip-maker SigmaTel and covers “an MPEG portable sound reproducing system and a method for reproducing sound data compressed using the MPEG method.”

It should be noted that they have filed in in Marshall, Texas – an east Texas town known for favoring the plaintiffs, and for speedy judgements.

More as it developes…

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