Volume-Control Infringement Suit Blasts TV Makers

Law360, New York (May 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Sony Electronics Inc., Panasonic Corp. of North America, Philips Electronics North America Corp. and several other major television manufacturers have been zapped with a patent infringement lawsuit over technology that maintains equal volume levels for different television channels.

Patent-holding company International Control Systems LLC filed the suit on Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against 11 of the world’s largest television makers.

The defendants include TTE Technology Inc., Sharp Electronics Corp., JVC Americas Corp., Toshiba America Consumer Products LLC, Hitachi...
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