Another day, another lawsuit. Apple has been sued over patents related to digital video distribution by a company called Trans Video Electronics (TVE). The suit names two patents that are related to a ‘global digital video news distribution system,” reports “The Next Web” (http://macte.ch/NSMga).
The suit was filed in the District Court of the District of Columbia. The patents are US 5,991,801 and US 5,594,936, both of which involve a or “a global digital video news distribution system” The suit specifically mentions the iTunes Store, the Apple TV, the iPad, the iPhone and the iPod Touch as having violated both the ’801 and ’936 patents, notes “The Next Web.”
TVE has sued Sony for infringing the same patents. However, in 2011, a federal judge in New York ruled in favor of Sony in that case.