Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac “A private New Jersey Corporation by the name of Multi-Format Inc., has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Apple in the Northern District of Illinois East District Court,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

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“The lawsuit appears to be concerning the sale and enabling of downloaded video content like movies and HDTV programming on iTunes to all of Apple’s hardware including the iPhone, iPad and Apple TV,” Purcher reports. “Multi-Format Inc., is seeking a ‘reasonable royalty’ from Apple and has further asked the court to consider tripling the damages accessed if the damages are not found by a jury – according to the inclusion of sub-section 284 of the U.S. legal Code found in their complaint.”

Purcher reports, “The patent that is at the heart of this lawsuit is RE38,079 (‘the ‘079 Patent’) entitled: Multi-Format Audio/Video Production System.”

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MacDailyNews Note: Apple added video to iTunes Store on October 12, 2005. What’s Multi-Format Inc. been doing for the last five years?