NFL Tackled With Internet Broadcast Patent Suit

Law360, New York (April 14, 2010, 1:08 PM EDT) -- NFL Enterprises LLC has become the latest major sports broadcaster hit with a patent infringement suit by DDB Technologies LLC over simulated broadcasts of live games on the Internet.

The football network's Game Center and Drive Chart products on its Web site willfully infringe four of DDB's patents covering the technology, according to the complaint filed on Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas.

The suit alleges the NFL has damaged DDB with its ongoing infringement. DDB is seeking an injunction,...
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