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REPORT - Patent suit targets Apple, Microsoft, Nintendo and others over digital distribution

by rawmeatcowboy
01 October 2010
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A new lawsuit filed in this week in a U.S. District Court in the Central District of California, Los Angeles Division, challenges a number of high-profile technology companies that distribute content and software over the Internet. Olympic Developments AG LLC believes that the defendants are in violation of two patents entitled “Transactional Processing System” and “Device for Controlling Remote Interactive Receiver.” Named in the suit are Apple and its App Store and iTunes Store,’s Kindle Store, Barnes and Noble’s Nook Store, pay-per-view services from satellite TV provider DirecTV, Microsoft’s Xbox Live Marketplace, Nintendo’s Wii Shop Channel, Sony’s PlayStation Network Store, and the Steam gaming storefront from developer Valve.

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