Creative to defend music player interface patent
Creative chairman Sim Wong Hoo is reiterating that the company will pursue its recently acquired patent on digital music player navigation and organization software. The company was awarded a patent for the Automatic hierarchical categorization of music by metadata this summer, and has already claimed that Apple's iPod infringes. Apple isn't the only company in Creative's crosshairs, though. According to Hoo, Creative will aggressively pursue all manufacturers who use a similar navigation system. You can read more about Creative's interface patent here.