Apple, Google, Nintendo Zapped With Video IP Suits

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Nintendo Co. were hit Friday with an infringement suit by a Washington-based communications consulting firm over patents covering video distribution technology. 

In three suits filed in Washington federal court, Trans Video Electronics Ltd. says the companies infringed its patents by enabling its video distribution technologies through several branded platforms, including the Apple iTunes store, Google’s YouTube and the Nintendo Store.

The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Numbers 5,594,936, which was assigned to Trans Video in 1997, and 5,991,801, assigned in 1999. Both...
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