Disney, Fox, Others Sued Over DVD Patents

Law360, New York (November 17, 2010, 1:49 PM EST) -- Patent Harbor LLC has accused more than a dozen film companies including Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment LLC, Lions Gate Entertainment LLC and the Walt Disney Co., claiming the moviemakers infringe two patents for menu selection features on DVDs.

The patent-holding company's lawsuit, lodged Tuesday in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, also targets a slew of adult media companies including Playboy Enterprises Inc., Penthouse Digital Media Productions and Hustler Video.

According to the lawsuit, the defendants infringe U.S. Patent Numbers 5,684,514...
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