Apple did not infringe a live-streaming technology patent held by Emblaze Ltd., a jury decided earlier today. The conclusion to the lawsuit comes less than two weeks after it started, and affects both Apple and third-party developers that use its live-streaming technology in mobile apps.

According to Emblaze, Apple’s HTTP live-streaming service was “nothing more than Emblaze’s patented solution under a different name.” Because Apple required developers to use its own live-streaming platform, developers of apps like MLB At Bat and WatchESPN were allegedly being forced to violate the 2002 Emblaze patent. The jury disagreed, however, and ruled in Apple’s favor.

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One Response to “Jury: Apple and third-party developers did not infringe live streaming patent”

  1. Finally, common sense prevails! That was a surprisingly fast outcome however, considering this action was just launched two weeks ago. Why can’t all these other bullying patent trolls be put out of their misery this fast, like Samsung?