US Patent No: 7,797,446

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Method and system for updating playlists

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Improved techniques for automatic (or dynamic) updating (or maintaining) of playlists for a media system that stores and plays media content for a user of the media system. The automatic update to playlists can occur when additional media content is added to or removed from the media system. The automatic update to playlists can also occur when previously stored media content is otherwise altered.

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APPLE INC.CUPERTINO, CA10993

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Inventor Name Address # of filed Patents Total Citations
Heller, David San Jose, CA 130 2389
Robbin, Jeffrey L Los Altos, CA 203 3739

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APPLE INC. (16)
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