Israeli firm Emblaze notifies Apple claiming iPhone streaming ‘patent infringement’

Hammacher Homepage 300x250“Apple has been accused of abusing another’s patent within the live streaming technology used by the iPhone and iPod touch,” Jonny Evans reports for 9 to 5 Mac. “Israel-based firm Emblaze this morning confirmed it has hit Apple with a patent infringement lawsuit.”

Evans reports, “In a note to media the smaller firm reveals: ‘Emblaze Ltd. has recently notified Apple Inc.that the HTTP Live Streaming Application announced by Apple and intended for use in Apple’s iPhone and iPod touch devices, infringes Emblaze’s U.S. patent for media streaming technology.'”

“There could be a hint of media spin in the air – Emblaze is also fielding its technology in its first-ever touch-enabled mobile device, which was unveiled last week in London by ELSE Ltd., a subsidiary of Emblaze,” Evans reports. “That device is – of course – being described as an all-new ‘iPhone killer.'”

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MacDailyNews Take: There can never be enough “iPhone killers.”

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