New NPE Sues Apple, Creative, and Philips over Vehicle Audio System Patent
- February 7, 2012
Smart Audio Technologies (SAT) [NPE] filed three separate suits against Apple, Creative Labs, and Philips Electronics, alleging that the defendants’ media players infringe a patent related to a vehicle audio systems. Accused products are audio devices for generating and modifying play lists for random access players. These are the first patent infringement suits initiated by SAT. The patent-in-suit originated with Delco Electronics. RPX reviewed the patent-in-suit as part of an open market (Delphi) opportunity in 2008. No recordation to SAT from Delphi has been recorded with the USPTO. 2/3, District of Delaware, 1:2012cv00134; 1:2012cv00135; 1:2012cv00136.