Despite the iPod's interface being largely the same for several years now, Creative Labs has felt it necessary to sue Apple due to a claim that Apple infringed on its patents.More info over here.
Creative says that the iPod's graphical user interface is proprietary technology to its Zen MP3 products and that it owns the method in which users browse a portable MP3 device for music. Creative also says that its engineers invented the interface way back in 2000. While Creative says that it has the rights to the user interface for number of years now, the lawsuit refers to this patent here, which is actually dated last year.
Creative sues Apple
Posted on Tuesday, May 16 2006 @ 19:04 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck