Markman Ruling Favors Two-Way Media Over AOL

Law360, New York (August 10, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A court dealt a blow to America Online LLC on Wednesday in a patent dispute with rival Two-Way Media LLC, handing down a claim construction ruling that largely favored TWM.

The lawsuit, which Nevada software company TWM filed against AOL in 2004, concerns a patent relating to technology for live streaming over the Internet—a method of transferring audio or visual information online without requiring users to download an entire file. Live streaming technology is widely used in Internet radio and movie clips.

TWM alleged that AOL's...
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