Creative says it has patent covering iPod technology: Creative has been awarded what appears to be a stunningly stupid patent which it will likely use to sue Apple for infringement.
Creative said the patent covers the way music tracks are selected on a device using a hierarchy of three or more successive screens. On the iPod, for instance, users can scroll from artists to albums to songs.
How do people get away with this stuff? Selecting music by scrolling through three screens? This is patentable?