ITC Targets Sony, Others In Blu-Ray Patent Investigation

Law360, New York (January 5, 2012, 8:46 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission announced Thursday that it will investigate of Sony Corp., Panasonic Corp. and other manufacturers of Blu-ray disc players in response to allegations that the companies are infringing a media interfacing patent.

The commission said it would probe allegations lodged by Walker Digital LLC that dozens of Blu-ray makers have infringed a patent that allows home viewers to access supplementary information about a movie while watching it.

The patent-in-suit is U.S. Patent Number 6,263,505, titled “System and method for supplying supplemental information...
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