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Apple, Canon, Others Face Video Compression IP Suit

Law360 (December 21, 2010, 7:43 PM EST) -- Apple Inc., Canon Inc. and several other electronics makers have been accused of infringing patents covering video compression technology in a suit brought by a Delaware-based patent trust set up by Alcatel-Lucent USA Inc. and the Alcatel-Lucent Foundation.

Multimedia Patent Trust, which is the sole owner of the four patents-in-suit, filed the complaint in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California on Monday, three months after targeting a number of large television and movie studios for the same offense.

The other defendants named...
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