Major Electronics Cos. Target Vizio’s TVs: Report

Law360, New York (June 3, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Vizio Inc. is reportedly facing a patent suit brought by electronics giants that claim its flat-panel TVs infringe their video-compression-standard technology for DVDs and HDTV signals.

Mitsubishi Electric Corp., Samsung Electronics Co., Sony Corp., Philips Electronics NV and others lodged a suit in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York on Monday, claiming that Vizio has not taken a license to use the compression technology covered by the MPEG-2 patents, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

The patents allow manufacturers to store a movie...
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