Just days before the company is supposed to spin-off from its parent company Adaptec, Roxio finds itself in the middle of a lawsuit with online music service Gracenote.
Apparently, Roxio, makers of the popular Toast application, let their contract with Gracenote expire last month and then started a competing service. Gracenote contends the new service infringes on their patents.
“We don’t know what distribution they’re doing, but we know we have the right to make them stop,” Gracenote general counsel Dave Marglin,
Roxio responded to the lawsuit this morning saying that it was baseless and they will do anything to vigorously defend itself.
“Roxio believes this unfounded claim was made by Gracenote in response to our selection of their competition as our preferred provider,” said Bill Growney, Director of Legal Affairs at Roxio, Inc. “Gracenote has apparently made this claim in a weak and ineffective attempt to damage Roxio’s reputation.”