“Apple Inc. pushed organizations such as Major League Baseball to adopt its format for streaming live video, causing them to infringe a patent for the technology, a lawyer for Emblaze Ltd. told jurors at the start of a trial,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.
“Martin Pavane made his opening statements today to a federal jury of five women and four men in San Jose, California. U.S. District Judge Paul S. Grewal before the trial limited Emblaze’s case to seven video-streaming services, such as MLB.com’s ‘At Bat’ and WatchESPN,” Rosenblatt reports. “Apple began working on its HTTP live streaming service, or HLS, ‘no earlier than 2007,’ demanding that services such as ‘At Bat’ use the format to drive sales of iPhones and iPads — and inducing infringement of Emblaze’s patent, Pavane said. ‘Apple’s HLS is nothing more than Emblaze’s patented solution under a different name,’ he said.”
“Earlier this month, Apple beat back a patent claim over technology in wireless networks from Golden Bridge Technology, Inc. — a ‘non-practicing entity,’ or patent holder, which doesn’t make a product,” Rosenblatt reports. “It now faces a similar claim from Emblaze.”
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Israeli firm Emblaze notifies Apple claiming iPhone streaming ‘patent infringement’ – December 2, 2009