Netflix, Amazon Sued Over Web Media Patent

Law360, New York (December 29, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A slew of companies that offer media files online, including Netflix Inc. and Inc., have been sued by a patent-holding company that claims they are infringing one of its patents.

Delaware-based Quito Enterprises LLC filed the suit Dec. 26 in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida. It claims that the 13 defendants are using and selling "Internet media products and associated services" that use the systems and methods in Quito's patent.

In addition to Netflix and Amazon, the named defendants are Yahoo...
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