Sim Wong Hoo, chief executive of Creative, told the BBC that he intends to "pursue aggressively" his company's U.S. patent on the navigation of music on MP3 or other audio players.
He added that, already is in talks with parties over the patent, which was awarded this August.
"Hopefully this will be friendly, but people have to respect intellectual property," Sim said.
Creative is planning to grab royalty money from all music player manufacturers that use the same navigation system that it has patented, he added.
was hit by a number of patent problems this year.
A Hong Kong-based company, for example, claimed in March that it ownsused on the iPod. Pat-rights sought 12 percent of Apple's iPod revenue.
Microsoft, meanwhile, managed to foil.
Jo Best of Silicon.com reported from London.