Apple has filed another lawsuit against Creative and analysts expect things to turn out bad for Creative:
In an interesting turn of events this week, Apple Computer has filed yet another countersuit against Creative Labs. After Creative launched its lawsuit against Apple several weeks ago, claiming that Apple had infringed on patents it owns in regards to the interface used in iPods, Apple decided that it would stand up and fight back, throwing a countersuit at Creative. According to Creative, it owns the rights to the user interface that iPods use, saying that it had invented it several years ago for its Zen line of portable MP3 players. Upon the news, many users lashed out at Creative, indicating that Creative had acted as a patent troll..