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Jury finds Apple did not induce infringement of video streaming patent in patent trial

In a verdict handed down by the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, Apple Inc. successfully avoided penalty after being accused of inducing infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,389,473 for live video streaming, which was awarded to embattled audio company Emblaze . With the ‘473 patent granted some ten years prior to the introduction of HLS, Emblaze alleged Apple pushed app developers to use the proprietary format, thereby causing them to infringe on the patent. The trial’s jury found otherwise, saying ABC News, MLB at Bat, WatchESPN and four other apps did not meet the criteria for infringement. – Mikey Campbell, AppleInsider http://ift.tt/1oPoAQc