“Hybrid Audio LLC of Tyler, Texas, filed a suit yesterday with the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Apple, HTC and Dell over US. Patent No. RE40,281 on ‘Signal processing utilizing a tree-structured array,'” Florian Mueller reports for FOSS Patents.
MacDailyNews Take: Rocket docket.
Mueller continues, “The patent-in-suit is a reissue of a patent that was applied for in 1997: US Patent No. 6,252,909 on a ‘multi-carrier transmission system utilizing channels of different bandwidth.’ Allegedly, the defendants infringe that patent with various products ‘that contain or use hardware and/or software for processing audio information in accordance with the MPEG-1 Layer III (MP3) standard.'”
“The complaint focuses on a smaller number of specifically accused products: the Android-based HTC Evo 4G smartphone; Apple’s iPod nano, iPhone 4, iPad, MacBook Pro, and iTunes; and Dell’s Inspiron desktops, Studio desktops, Alienware desktops, Inspiron laptops, Adamo laptops, XPS laptops, Alienware laptops, Streak pocket tablet, and Android-based Aero smartphone,” Mueller reports.
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[Attribution: MacNN. Thanks to MacDailyNews Reader “Fred Mertz” for the heads up.]