Hollywood Nervously Eyes Appeal In VOD Patent Suit

Law360, New York (November 8, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- A patent lawsuit against Hollywood’s biggest movie-makers is heading to the Federal Circuit, with a digital media company appealing a decision that cleared the studios of infringing its “store-and-forward” patent, better known as video-on-demand (VOD).

USA Video Technology Corp. sued Movielink LLC, a joint venture of five Hollywood movie studios, in April 2003, asserting its technology for allowing users to request and play digitized movies online. The suit was filed in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

The district court ruled in January that...
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