Funai Fights To Nix Vizio Antitrust Spat Over DTV IP

Law360, New York (August 10, 2009, 12:52 PM EDT) -- Funai Electric Co. Ltd. has asked a judge to dismiss antitrust claims brought by Vizio Inc. over several Funai patents for digital television technology, calling the suit little more than a licensing dispute that does not belong in federal court.

In a motion filed Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California, Funai argues that Vizio has failed to state a proper antitrust claim because it hasn't shown that Funai's licensing practices harm competition.

Vizio's antitrust suit, filed in February, accuses Funai...
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