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Netflix, Hulu Infringe Video Streaming IP, Software Co. Claims

Law360 (March 6, 2019, 8:25 PM EST) -- Software developer DivX has accused Netflix and Hulu of stepping on patents for video compression, claiming in California federal court that the streaming giants wouldn’t be nearly so successful without the use of the tech firm's inventions to easily send videos online.

The San Diego-based developer, in a pair of suits filed Tuesday, said it was one of the first companies to enable delivery of high-quality digital video over the internet. While its codes took a great deal of enterprise to create, the streaming companies piggybacked on the resulting technology, according to the complaint against Netflix.

“Without these DivX innovations, Netflix...

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