one week before Apple TV was introduced. The patent covers a wireless system made up of a pocket-sized central unit that can "store data and execute programs" with a second input device that can connect wirelessly and has an interface to communicate with a remote network, and lastly, a television screen. By 2008, SmartData had received a patent for "Zukero" in the U.S., China and Europe. The filing accuses Apple of knowing about the "757" patent when it released the products
SmartData said in the filing that it met with Apple in July 2004 about the patent application and the pair tried to work out a licensing agreement until mid-2006 when communication between the two ended, except for two unsuccessful attempts made by the Swiss firm to contact Apple in 2006 and in 2007.