DirecTV, Time Warner Win Toss Of Tech Patent Claims

Law360, New York (September 28, 2009, 4:20 PM EDT) -- Echostar Satellite LLC, DirecTV Group Inc., Time Warner Cable Inc. and CSC Holdings Inc. have won their bid for summary judgment of invalidity on five patents related to audio and video transmission technology in a multidistrict infringement suit brought by Acacia Media Technologies Corp.

In granting the companies' July motion on Friday, Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California agreed with Acacia's summary judgment request that was denied in October 2008 when Acacia asked the judge to invalidate its...
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