DDB Tech Hits ESPN With Patent Suit Over GameCast

Law360, New York (April 9, 2010, 3:02 PM EDT) -- Patent-holding company DDB Technologies LLC has sued ESPN Inc., alleging that the sports broadcaster has infringed four patents with its GameCast service and other live game simulation features on its Web site.

ESPN provides game simulation products that "embody the inventions set forth" in DDB's patents, despite being aware of the patents' existence, according to a complaint filed Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

Representatives for the cable network could not be reached for comment Friday.

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