DDB Owns Rights To Patents In MLB Spat: Judge

Law360, New York (August 19, 2009, 12:54 PM EDT) -- A judge has rejected a bid by Major League Baseball’s interactive media division to dismiss an infringement suit brought by DDB Technologies LLC over interactive media patents, ruling that DDB owns the patents despite an employment contract between the patent-holding company's owner and a former employer.

Judge Lee Yeakel of U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas denied MLB Advanced Media LP’s motion to dismiss the suit, determining that DDB is the owner of the patents even though the company’s founder was subject at...
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