DVD Manufacturer Sued For Breach Of Patent License

Law360, New York (April 7, 2009, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Patent licensing company MPEG LA LLC has accused DVD manufacturer Expedia Media LLC of failing to pay over a decade's worth of royalties due under a licensing agreement for MPEG-2 technology.

According to the suit filed April 2 in the Superior Court of California for the County of Orange, Expedia Media signed a licensing agreement with Greenwood Village, Colo.-based MPEG LA in 2006 that required payment on back royalties dating to 1994, but has not yet made any payments.

Further, the complaint alleges that in the...
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