Zenith Targets Sony Over HDTV Patents

Law360, New York (November 3, 2010, 7:54 PM EDT) -- Zenith Electronics LLC has accused Sony Corp. and two subsidiaries of infringing a number of patents covering high-definition television technology.

Zenith lodged its complaint against Sony in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Friday, seeking injunctive relief and enhanced damages.

The 10 patents-in-suit are among numerous patents Zenith was awarded that relate to Advanced Television Systems Committee standard technology, the complaint states.

The Federal Communications Commission adopted that major elements of the ATSC standard in 1996, mandating its use for digital...
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