If You Can't Beat Them, Sue Them

That seems to be the philosophy of many of today's companies, but MP3 player maker Creative may have a case on their hands in the latest in the long run of Creative vs. Apple wars. Creative claim that the iconic iPod violates their patents, and as a result wants the iPod withdrawn from sale immediately.

Creative say that Apple's iPods side scrolling navigational system infringes their patent that they applied for in 2001 and received in 2005. The company have now filed a complaint at the San Francisco district court, as well as a complaint to the US International Trade commission, asking it to investigate whether Apple had breached import laws by selling iPods and the iPod Nano.

In the filing, Creative claim that they met with Apple in 2001 to discuss ways in which the two companies could work together, but Apple dismissed the opportunity. The potential court case comes as it was revealed that Apple had a 74% market share in the US, compared to Creative which has under 10%.

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