Cable Cos. Earn Provisional Win in VTran Patent MDL

Law360, New York (September 21, 2010, 6:45 PM EDT) -- Comcast Corp., Time Warner Cable Inc. and 17 other cable companies defending themselves against allegations that their video-on-demand offerings infringed two VTran Media Technologies LLC patents have won a tentative victory on summary judgment.

Judge Michael Baylson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania said Friday that though he is “inclined to grant defendants' summary judgment motion,” he will “reluctantly” give VTran one more chance to show why it should get additional discovery.

The defendants had asked the court to enter a...
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