Tri-Vision Settles Suit Against Thomson Over V-Chip Patent

Law360, New York (September 9, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Tri-Vision International Ltd. has settled its Canadian patent lawsuit against consumer electronics maker Thomson Inc. over the television censoring technology known as the V-chip.

The agreement ends litigation in Federal Court of Canada, filed in June, according to Tri-Vision. It covers all infringement of the Tri-Vision patent through August 2004 by Thomson Inc. of the U.S., Thomson Multimedia Limited of Canada and Thomson Multimedia SA of France.

The complaint accused Thomson of infringing the Canadian company’s patents with its set-top boxes for cable televisions. The V-Chip...
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