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Liquid Audio Rebukes Network Commerce

Liquid Audio confirmed yesterday that after reviewing the claims made against the company in a lawsuit recently filed by Network Commerce it believes the complaint has no merit and has accordingly filed a motion to dismiss the case. Liquid Audio filed the motion to dismiss on Nov. 27, 2001 in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.

“Liquid Audio has always respected valid intellectual property rights and is a key innovator in the digital distribution space, creating and licensing new technology to address market needs,” said Leon Rishniw, vice president of Engineering at Liquid Audio, Inc. “We have reviewed the claims in the Network Commerce patent and have determined that we don’t infringe on their intellectual property. Liquid Audio has communicated to Network Commerce some of the reasons for our conclusion. Their response was to file a lawsuit, therefore we are proceeding with the necessary actions to defend ourselves in court.”