Irvine, Calif.-based software company Optima Technology has filed a patent-infringement suit against Roxio. The action alleges that Roxio violated Optima's registered patent for CD-burning software.

Irvine, Calif.-based software company Optima Technology has filed a patent-infringement suit against Roxio. The action alleges that Roxio violated Optima's registered patent for CD-burning software.

In the suit, filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Optima claims that it obtained a patent in 1997 for software it developed that allows CDs to be "burned" with photographs, music, video or other data. The suit claims that certain software distributed by Roxio infringes on the patent. Optima seeks an injunction against Roxio, as well as damages and legal fees.

In a statment, Optima further contends that certain industry standards for CD-writing software set forth by the Optical Storage Technology Assn. (OSTA) are covered by the company's patent. Optima believes other firms besides Roxio may be in violation of its patent by following OSTA's standards, and says it plans to pursue further litigation.

Calls to Roxio for comment were not returned by deadline.