Dreamworks, HBO, Others Sued Over DVD Menu Patents

Law360, New York (May 10, 2011, 1:25 PM EDT) -- Patent Harbor LLC hit more than two dozen entertainment companies with a patent suit Monday in Texas federal court, claiming Dreamworks Animation SKG Inc., LucasFilm Ltd., Home Box Office Inc. and others infringe technology for DVD menu selection features.

The patent-holding company claims the illustrated chapter and scene selection technology used by the defendants on their DVDs and Blu-ray discs violates U.S. Patent Number 5,684,514, held by Patent Harbor.

"As a result of the defendants' acts of infringement, Patent Harbor has suffered and will continue to...
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