CAFC Reverses Patent Validity Ruling, Deals a Blow to Samba
shot by IP News Shots / 7:25 pm on 12 May, 2021
The US Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit (CAFC) has reversed a ruling that upheld a patent belonging to Free Stream Media Corp. doing business as Samba. The CAFC ruled that the targeted ad patent was not valid as it was based on an abstract idea.
Sprint Communications Dodges Attorney’s Fees Penalty Following Failed Patent Lawsuit
shot by IP News Shots / 7:26 pm on 10 May, 2021
Sprint Communications Company LP has been able to successfully dodge an attempt at attaining attorney’s fees by Suddenlink Communications and Optimum-Cablevision after Sprint’s loss in a patent infringement lawsuit. The US District Court for the District of Delaware did not think Sprint Communications owed the two defendants any attorney’s fees in the video-on-demand patents case, rejecting their argument of the case being ‘exceptionally weak’.
LG Electronics Accused of Infringing on Former Huawei Patents
shot by IP News Shots / 7:26 pm on 22 April, 2021
LG Electronics Inc. has been accused of patent infringement by Crystal Clear Codec LLC. The six patents that Crystal Clear alleges to be infringed relate to audio technology and were formerly owned by Huawei Technologies Co., Ltd.
Xiaomi Corporation is facing a patent assertion case by VoiceAge Corporation in the US. The assertion case by the codec developer – VoiceAge, is an addition to an already long list of litigations against Xiaomi in the US.
Spotify Assures of Not Using Patent Posing Threat to Privacy
shot by IP News Shots / 6:35 pm on 19 April, 2021
In response to Access Now’s concerns about breach of privacy and security, Spotify Technology SA has expressed that though it has patent rights to a speech recognition technology, they will not be making use of the patent. The audio streaming & media service provider cleared that the patent has not been put to use in any of its products and there are no plans to use it in the future.
DishTechnologies LLC and Sling YV LLC have filed three lawsuits with the US District Court for the District of Delaware and a court in Texas alleging patent infringement of five of their patents relating to a method to increase streaming speed and quality. The defendants that are accused of patent infringement include, Peloton Interactive Inc., ICON Health & Fitness Inc. and Lululemon Athletica Inc.
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