Yahoo Faces Suit Over Web Sports Broadcast Patent

Law360, New York (April 23, 2010, 12:02 PM EDT) -- Yahoo Inc. has become the latest major Internet media company to land in the crosshairs in DDB Technologies LLC's drive to enforce several patents related to simulated broadcasts of live sporting events online.

DDB filed suit Thursday in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas, claiming that Yahoo's GameChannel and StatTracker Web services infringe the same four patents asserted in suits against ESPN Inc., NFL Enterprises LLC and others.

Some time between 2001 and 2004, representatives from DDB discussed at least one of...
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