Apple Hit with Video Streaming Patent Lawsuit

Apple is the target of yet another lawsuit, this time for allegedly infringing on patents related to the company's HTTP Live Streaming feature in QuickTime. The case was filed by Emblaze, a group of technology companies that owns a patent that describes a system for streaming media.

According to Emblaze, it has been developing its streaming technology for over ten years and plans to roll it out in the First Else smartphone some time next year. The phone will be released through Emblaze's subsidiary company Else.

The company said its technology lets users stream live and pre-recorded content without requiring special servers. It can also stream through firewalls.

Apple has until December 15 to reply to Emblaze's complaint.