“Alcatel-Lucent subsidiary Multimedia Patent Trust has sued many consumer electronics companies and broadcasters over the years including Microsoft, Dell, LG, TiVo, Canon and, yes, Apple,” Jack Purcher reports for Patently Apple.

“In this latest patent infringement filing, Multimedia Patent Trust (MPT) focuses their entire case against Apple on three counts stemming from a single patent regarding video compression used in Apple’s QuickTime,” Purcher reports. “The law suit has been filed by Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan, a law firm which has represented Motorola against Apple in the past and who is known to be close to Google. “

Purcher reports, “Multimedia Patent Trust (MPT) has filed three counts of patent infringement against Apple covering mobile devices, computer software and hardware. In count one of this case, MPT states that “Apple continues to make, have made, use, sell, and offer for sale in the United States, and import into the United States, mobile devices which are capable of encoding and decoding digital video.”

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