Digital TV Cos. Sue In Germany Over MPEG-2 Patents

Law360, New York (February 28, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A group of electronics companies has filed suit against Amino Communications Ltd., in Germany, claiming the maker of digital television set-top boxes infringed patents relating to the MPEG-2 digital video compression standard.

The patent holders, including Matsushita Electric Industrial Co. Ltd., Mitsubishi Denki K.K., Koninklijke Philips Electronics N.V., Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. and Sony Corp., filed suits against Amino in Dusseldorf District Court, patent licensing company MPEG LA LLC said Thursday.

The complaints allege that set-top boxes and other digital television delivery systems sold by Amino...
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