An article on the Chinese language FrostyPlace.com seems to cast doubt on reports of iPod shuffle knockoff-maker Luxpro countersuing Apple for $100 million.
Can any of our readers do a proper (or even semi-proper) Chinese translation of the following articles to which we’ve linked below? Google, AltaVista, and other automated tools butcher Chinese to English translations so badly that it’s impossible at the moment to clearly decipher what’s going on here. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org if you are able to help.
Still, after slogging through both Google’s and AltaVista’s Chinese-English manglations of FrostyPlace’s article, it appears that the reports of a Luxpro countersuit may not be what it seems. In fact, Luxpro may have even lost the case, not won it as reported (please see our related article from earlier today below). The possibility exists that this could simply be a publicity stunt by Luxpro and a case of the media reporting on a press release without first checking the facts (otherwise know as “Standard Operating Procedure” nowadays).
We’ll wait to see if we can get a good translation of FrostyPlace’s article and the court’s finding before adding to this story.
A link to the court document is here.
[UPDATE: Please see “g_lined’s” post below for translation.]
[Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Shun C.” for the heads up.]
Luxpro countersues Apple for $100 million over iPod shuffle knockoff – January 05, 2007
Luxpro alters iPod shuffle look-alike music player, renames it ‘Super Tangent’ – March 31, 2005
Report: Luxpro ‘Super shuffle’ knock-off of Apple iPod shuffle a publicity stunt – March 21, 2005
iPod shuffle rip-off maker Luxpro’s Chairman: patents do not cover appearance – March 15, 2005
Apple moves to stop CeBIT presentation of Luxpro’s ‘Super shuffle’ iPod shuffle rip-off – March 14, 2005
Attention Apple Legal Dept: Luxpro debuts blatant ‘iPod shuffle’ rip-off called ‘Super shuffle’ – March 10, 2005