AUSTIN, Texas--(BUSINESS WIRE)--MONKEYmedia® today filed a lawsuit against Apple, Inc. for infringing claims in three of MONKEYmedia's Seamless Contraction patents. Apple’s infringement involves its user interfaces for document summarization, RSS readers and video players that can display multiple versions of text and/or audiovisual content. The lawsuit was filed in the Western District of Texas – Austin Division.
"We can sit by and watch Apple continue to use our patented inventions without paying, or we can do something about it," said Eric Bear, MONKEYmedia's CEO. "Synergy between inventors and manufacturers is healthy, and we love that Apple believes in our technology. We simply prefer open communications and fair compensation."
About MONKEYmedia, Inc.
Austin-based MONKEYmedia is a privately held user interface design studio turned intellectual property licensing boutique, founded in 1994 by Janna Buckmaster Bear and Eric Gould Bear, a Microsoft and Yahoo! alumnus. Its portfolio of patented inventions includes claims directed towards telescopic advertising and other enhanced viewing experiences; and are essential to the practice of various industry-governed standards. The SeamlessTV Partner Program makes licenses available to companies using MONKEYmedia's patented technology and methods for telescoping ads and interactive video experiences on DVD, Blu-ray, video-on-demand, DVRs, smart TVs, personal computers, mobile devices and the Internet. For additional information, visit http://seamless.tv.
About Eric Gould Bear
Communication Arts described Eric Gould Bear as "one of the most thoughtful and provocative interface and interaction designers working in the field.” He has been a leading force in the design of award winning human-computer interfaces since 1984, has published numerous articles on the subject, and is first-named inventor on over 100 software and hardware interaction patents and patent applications. Bear is an enthusiastic and inspirational leader, and has established user experience strategies for many well-known corporations. He is recognized for his collaborative approaches to creating easy-to-use technology and engaging digital media.
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