updated 02:30 pm EST, Wed December 2, 2009
Company claims to own rights to streaming tech
Emblaze has warned Apple that a new app for the iPhone and iPod touch infringes on Emblaze's US patent related to media streaming technology. Although the company did not provide the name of the app in question, Apple on Tuesday approved an app, Knocking, that is the first to allow live video streaming, on the 3G network, directly from one device to another.
Knocking was initially rejected by Apple for utilizing private APIs. The app developer allegedly contacted Steve Jobs and an unnamed executive later approved the title, claiming the nod came "directly from the top."
Emblaze recently announced its own mobile platform, known as ELSE, that will allegedly integrate the patented technology for streaming video between devices.
Emblaze claims to be open to licensing its technology to Apple. The Israeli company has set a deadline at December 15th for the iPhone maker to respond. Interestingly enough, the Emblaze announcement makes no mention of attempting to contact the app developer for a licensing agreement.