Broadcom, Others Sued Over HDTV Split Video Patent

Law360, New York (January 18, 2011, 3:15 PM EST) -- Texas-based Advanced Encoding Solutions LLC has filed suit accusing Broadcom Corp., Ericsson Television Inc. and Technicolor USA Inc. of stealing its patented technology for processing split-picture video for standard-definition and high-definition television.

AES said Broadcom, Ericsson and Technicolor manufactured, sold or imported products that infringed its patent, U.S. Patent Number 6,081,297, called "MPEG-2 encoder pre-processor for processing SDTV video and HDTV split picture video," according to the complaint filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The patent, which AES described...
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