Verizon Sues To Block Cablevision TV Boxes

Law360, New York (March 17, 2010, 5:42 PM EDT) -- Verizon Communications Inc. has filed suit against Cablevision Systems Corp. in the U.S. International Trade Commission, seeking to stop Cablevision's importation of digital TV set-top boxes that allegedly infringe five Verizon patents.

The Section 337 complaint, filed Tuesday, calls on the ITC to launch an investigation of Cablevision's imported digital set-top boxes, and issue an injunction banning the boxes from entering the U.S.

Verizon and its subsidiary, Verizon Services Corp., allege that the boxes infringe on Verizon's patented technology used in its FiOS TV service, a...
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