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Apple ends DVR patent dispute with Burst.com

Posted: 26 Nov 2007     Print Version  Bookmark and Share

Keywords:Burst.com quarrel  infringement dispute DVR  $10 million payment 

Apple Inc. has agreed to pay Burst.com Inc. Rs.39.55 crore ($10 million) in a bid to end their patent-infringement dispute, which has been ongoing for close to two years. The one-time payment covers a non-exclusive license to Burst's patent portfolio, not including one issued U.S. patent and three pending U.S. patent applications related to new DVR technology. Burst agreed not to sue Apple for any future infringement of the DVR patent and any patents that might issue from the pending DVR-related applications.

The legal battle between the two companies centers on technology used in Apple's iPod player and iTunes software and service. Burst.com claims Apple has infringed a number of its patent but Apple stood its ground, asking a federal court in January 2006 to determine that Burst.com's patents are invalid. Burst.com countersued in April asking for royalties and an injunction. The company's patent portfolio includes burst-mode video delivery, scheduling, rapid casting and network optimisation, as well as DVR-related technology.




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