Entertainment Cos. Targeted In DVD Menu Patent Suit Blitz

Law360, New York (October 14, 2011, 5:59 PM EDT) -- A patent holding company on Thursday continued an aggressive enforcement campaign in Texas by accusing eight entertainment companies including The Criterion Collection Inc., On-Demand Publishing LLC, Platinum Disc LLC and Shout! Factory LLC of infringing technology for DVD menu selection features.

Patent Harbor LLC alleged in eight federal court actions that the illustrated chapter and scene selection technology used by the companies on their DVDs and Blu-ray discs violates U.S. Patent Number 5,684,514. The other companies targeted were Disney Enterprises Inc., Warner Bros. Pictures Inc., Twentieth...
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