“Apple Inc. defeated a lawsuit brought by Emblaze Ltd. claiming the iPhone-maker pushed organizations including Major League Baseball to adopt its format for streaming live video, causing them to infringe a patent,” Joel Rosenblatt reports for Bloomberg.
“Mark Fowler, a lawyer for Apple, argued to a federal jury at the outset of trial in San Jose, California, that Emblaze was an example of a failed company targeting the iPhone-maker due to its success,” Rosenblatt reports. “Emblaze manufactured and sold audio products, and attempted to sell its technology to wireless carriers and then phone companies, failing each time, Fowler argued. Fowler failed to convince jurors that Emblaze’s patent is invalid, though they agreed with him that none of the seven accused streaming services infringe it.”
“The trial was over a U.S. patent issued to Emblaze in 2002 covering a process for delivering live-streaming video over wireless networks without interruption,” Rosenblatt reports. “U.S. Magistrate Judge Paul S. Grewal limited Emblaze’s case to seven video-streaming services, such as MLB.com’s “At Bat” and WatchESPN.”
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[Thanks to MacDailyNews Readers “Fred Mertz” and “Arline M.” for the heads up.]
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