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Apple sued for patent infringement involving the Apple TV and Siri

Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, a company called CustomPlay has filed a lawsuit against Apple claiming a fourth-generation Apple TV feature that allows users to control and interact with video content using Siri voice commands infringes on patented software technology.

The Florida-based company claims Apple violates their patent (number 6,408,128) for “Replaying With Supplementary Information A Segment Of A Video.” It involves a function for “receiving, during a playing of a video, a replay request to replay a portion of a video, the replay request comprising a voice command;

storing a request position of the playing of the video responsive to the replay request; enabling a playing of supplementary information; playing the video and the supplementary information from the replay position; and discontinuing the playing of supplementary information responsive to the request position.”

CustomPlay is seeking damages, court fees and wants a trial by jury. The company makes the One Screen app for televisions, tablets, and phones. It provides in-depth information while you are watching your favorite movies and television series.

Dennis Sellers
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Dennis Sellers is the editor/publisher of Apple World Today. He’s been an “Apple journalist” since 1995 (starting with the first big Apple news site, MacCentral). He loves to read, run, play sports, and watch movies.