Nero's Antitrust Suit Over MPEG Patent Pools Nixed

Law360, New York (November 29, 2010, 4:58 PM EST) -- A federal judge has tossed Nero AG's suit alleging anti-competitive conduct in MPEG LA LLC’s licensing of patent pools related to industry standards for consumer electronics, ruling that the company had failed to sufficiently back up its allegations with facts.

Judge Mariana R. Pfaelzer of the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California dismissed Nero's suit with prejudice Wednesday.

MPEG LA created the first modern-day patent pool, in which patentees agree to collectively license their patents relating to a particular technology to licensees to...
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