Creative accuses Apple of patent violation
Well, that didn't take long. One day after revealing that it had been granted a patent for the user interface of its Creative Zen MP3 player, Creative accused Apple of violating said patent. The creator of the market-leader iPod is the only company targeted by Creative at this point in time (surprise), but Craig McHugh, president of the company's US operations, said it was investigating others as well.
Not unexpectedly, Creative plans to do everything in its power to defend its patent, up to and including unleashing a horde of lawyers on Cupertino.