Anyone who has followed the entire life of Apple Computers knows that they have been involved in several User Interface disputes and lawsuits. The whole desktop idea was born from a visit to Xerox PARC. Now it looks like Creative Labs has quietly patented the way that music can be navigated using the ID3 tag information.
The interesting part is that the Apple iPod might be in violation of this patent! It will be interesting to see what comes of this … I have to admit that I like my iPod!
After patent, Creative examines all options. Creative Technology is “evaluating all alternatives” now that it has received a patent for music player interfaces such as those found on rival Apple iPods. [Computerworld News]