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Company Accuses Apple of Patent Violations

A Hong Kong company is suing Apple Computer, demanding 12 percent of all profits from iPod sales and iTunes. The company, called Pats-rights, owns a patent called "Internet/Remote User Identity Verification" that the company says Apple is infringing on. "We believe this is willful infringement," Pat-rights CEO Philip H. K. Tse said. "We lose face. Apple shows no respect to us and our patent rights!" (Yes, he really said that). Pats-rights says it will sue Apple on March 21 if the problem isn't resolved by then. Our suspicion is that it will take at least that long to stop laughing every time someone from Pats-rights makes a claim

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