Another day, another lawsuit. As noted by AppleInsider, a lawsuit leveled by the non-practicing entity of Post Media alleges Apple Music infringes on four patents covering methods of broadcasting audio files over shared networks.
The patents are claimed to address technical hurdles related to posting, sharing and playing back media through the internet and other networks. The lawsuit was filed with the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Post Media is almost certainly a patent troll.
A “patent troll” is an individual or an organization that purchases and holds patents for unscrupulous purposes such as stifling competition or launching patent infringement suits. In legal terms, a patent troll is a type of non-practicing entity: someone who holds a patent but is not involved in the design or manufacture of any product or process associated with that patent.