Signs point to dispute over Xbox 360 video technologies
The Xbox Live Video Marketplace has only been in existence for a couple of days and Microsoft is already facing a court battle that may affect its continued service. French telecommunications company Alcatel has just filed a lawsuit against Microsoft from alleged patent infringements which are listed below:
6,339,830 and 6,874,090, "Deterministic User Authentication Service for Communication Network"
6,661,799, "Method And Apparatus for Facilitating Peer-to-Peer Application Communication"
6,823,390, "Method Of Setting Up Data Communication With A Communication Means And Furthermore Program Modules And Means Therefor"
6,112,226, "Method And Apparatus For Concurrently Encoding And Tagging Digital Information For Allowing Non-Sequential Access During Playback"
5,864,682 and 5,659,539, "Method and Apparatus for Frame Accurate Access of Digital Audio-Visual Information."