Roxio, The Digital Media Company, has responded to Optima Technology's allegations of patent infringement. Optima holds a patent that they claim encompasses the practice of CD image building prior to recording. They applied for the patent in 1995 and received it in 1997.
Roxio responds: "We are aware of the Optima 531 patent and the claims within and believe that any claim of infringement by Roxio's software products is utterly without merit. At Roxio, we respect the legitimate intellectual property rights of others but in this instance there is no colorable argument that the claims set forth in the patent read on any Roxio products. We intend to aggressively defend ourselves in this litigation."