Sharing Sound

Intellectual Property Analysis of Online Music Distribution Patent Referenced in Sharing Sound LLC v. Apple Inc., et al. Lawsuit

This week’s Patently Obvious report focuses on U.S. Patent No. 6,247,130 which Sharing Sound LLC claimed in a May 18, 2010 lawsuit that Apple Inc., Sony Corporation of America, Rhapsody International Inc., Napster LLC, and other parties infringe upon.

This report focuses on patents of interest which predate and are concurrent to the Sharing Sound patent, including public-domain alternatives.

The patent named in the lawsuit describes methods of distributing musical products by a web site vendor over the internet.

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