I’d be more willing to write Burst off if they hadn’t extracted a $60M settlement from Microsoft last year. However, Apple has seen this coming, and Burst’s announcement today is in fact a countersuit against a declaratory relief complaint Apple filed against Burst back in January. Apple asked that Burst’s patents be invalidated, and declared that even if they’re valid, Apple’s products don’t infringe upon them. Burst’s countersuit claims, not surprisingly, that their patents are valid and that Apple’s products (iTunes, iPods, and QuickTime) do infringe upon them.
★ Wednesday, 19 April 2006