AccuWeather, AMC, Others Sued Over Ad Display IP

Law360, New York (June 14, 2011, 5:15 PM EDT) -- Soundview Industries LLC filed a lawsuit in Delaware federal court Monday accusing AMC Entertainment Inc., AccuWeather Inc. and others of infringing a patent for displaying advertisements with played data on their websites.

Wilmington, Del.-based Soundview asserts one patent and targets eight defendants, including DramaFever Corp., Escape Media Group Inc., Howcast Media Inc., Metacafe Inc., Vevo LLC and UStream Inc. in addition to AMC and AccuWeather.

The defendants all infringe U.S. Patent Number 6,351,736 by making, offering and selling systems and methods for displaying ads with played data through their websites, according to Soundview, which seeks a judgment holding that the defendants...

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