Netflix, Blockbuster Get Boost In Database Patent Spat

Law360, New York (June 18, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Netflix Inc. has won a summary judgment of noninfringement ruling and Blockbuster Inc. has had claims against it pared down in their patent spat with one-time search engine giant Lycos Inc.

Chief Judge Mark L. Wolf tossed claims against Netflix and granted Blockbuster Inc. summary judgment on one of two infringement counts in their case against Lycos, in a ruling issued Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.

Lycos sued both companies, along with TiVo Inc., in 2007 for alleged infringement of...
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