Claudio Tamburrino

Playlist, Apple suona ancora male?

Forte di una prima vittoria, Personal Audio torna alla carica contro Cupertino denunciandola nuovamente per violazione brevettuale

Roma - Il patent holder Personal Audio LLC ha depositato una nuova denuncia nei confronti di Cupertino: nel mirino, ancora una volta, la gestione delle playlist sui dispositivi mobile e i sistemi di playback, ma stavolta investe i più nuovi prodotti Apple, dall'ultima generazione di iPod nano, di iPod shuffle e di iPod touch, nonché iPad 2 e iPhone 4.

Personal Audio, che proprio di un ampio portafoglio brevettuale fa il suo business tanto da poter essere definito spregiativamente un patent troll, qualche settimana fa ha incassato una prima vittoria nei confronti di Apple, che è stata condannata dal tribunale dell'eastern district del Texas a pagare 8 milioni di dollari per infrazione dei due suoi brevetti 6,199,076 e 7,509,178.

Già in questa prima causa Apple era riuscita a separare la trattazione dell'eventuale violazione da parte dei suoi ultimi prodotti, in quanto riconosciuti adottare un sistema di gestione delle playlist differente da quello impiegato nei modelli precedenti.
Ancora una volta Personal Audio chiede i danni e un'ingiunzione permanente che blocchi i prodotti eventualmente trovati in violazione.

Claudio Tamburrino
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1 Commenti alla Notizia Playlist, Apple suona ancora male?
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  • Come immaginavo: bla bla bla generici e niente che possa nemmeno lontanamente essere definito "invenzione".
    Stupisce sempre che spazzatura simile possa essere brevettata negli USA...


    Audio program player including a dynamic program selection controller

    Abstract

    An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations. The host organizes the program segments by subject matter and creates scheduled programming in accordance with preferences associated with each subscriber. Program segments are associated with descriptive subject matter segments, and the subject matter segments may be used to generate both text and audio cataloging presentations to enable the user to more easily identify and select desirable programming. A playback unit at the subscriber location reproduces the program segments received from the host and includes mechanisms for interactively navigating among the program segments. A usage log is compiled to record the subscriber's use of the provided program materials, to return data to the host for billing, to adaptively modify the subscriber's preferences based on actual usage, and to send subscriber-generated comments and requests to the host for processing. Voice input and control mechanisms included in the player allow the user to perform hands-free navigation of the program materials and to dictate comments and messages which are returned to the host for retransmission to other subscribers. The program segments sent to each subscriber may include advertising materials which the user can selectively play to obtain credits against the subscriber fee. Parallel audio and text transcript files for at least selected programming enable subject matter searching and synchronization of the audio and text files. Speech synthesis may be used to convert transcript files into audio format. Image files may also be transmitted from the server for synchronized playback with the audio programming.


    Audio program distribution and playback system

    Abstract

    An audio program and message distribution system in which a host system organizes and transmits program segments to client subscriber locations. A playback unit at the subscriber location reproduces the program segments received from the host and includes mechanisms for interactively navigating among the program segments. Voice input and control mechanisms included in the player allow the user to perform hands-free navigation of the program materials.
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