Burst Gets Extension to Respond to Apple Suit

Burst.com Inc. on Thursday said that it has reached an agreement with Apple on an extension for its response to Appleis legal complaint. The company now has until March 20, rather than Feb. 17, to file a response to Apple, which is suing the company over a patent complaint.

As The Mac Observer reported last month, Burst claimed that Apple was violating its patents with the technology used in iTunes, QuickTime, the iTunes Music Store and the iPod. The companies were in negotiations, which broke down and prompted Apple to file suit. Appleis claim is that Burstis patents are invalid.

Burstis products include the Faster-Than-Real-Time and Burst-Enabled video and audio delivery software. It also developed Burstware, which helps deliver high-quality audio and video over IP-based networks.