Liquid Audio Sues InfoSplit

Online music company Liquid Audio (Nasdaq: LQID) has sued geo-targeting company InfoSplit for using for infringing on its patent. The patent in question is #6,151,631: “Territorial Determination of Remote Computer Location in a Wide Area Network for Conditional Delivery of Digitized Products.”

Liquid Audio’s software helps control copying and transfers of songs to portable devices. The company distributes digital music through its network of retailers, including,, CDNow, Sam Goody, Barnes & Noble and Sony Music Club. It recently announced a deal with record label EMI to allow subscribers to burn tunes to a CD or transfer them to portable devices.

Liquid Audio is also in the process of reverse-merging with Alliance Entertainment.

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