Acacia Targets Universities In New Twist In Licensing Strategy

Law360, New York (August 9, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Acacia Media Technologies Corp. has found a new twist in its licensing strategy, sending letters to dozens of colleges in recent days claiming the schools’ use of streaming video in areas like distance learning and video lectures infringes its patents.

Several colleges say the letters make even broader claims, extending beyond distance learning to cover almost anything a college does that involves moving audio and video files on computer networks.

Some colleges were told by Acacia that a minimum annual license fee of $5,000 was likely...
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