Spotify Hit With Patent Suits Soon After US Debut

Law360, New York (July 28, 2011, 2:03 PM EDT) -- Software company PacketVideo Corp. hit Spotify Ltd. with patent lawsuits in the Netherlands and California on Wednesday, less than two weeks after the much-heralded European digital music provider launched its service in the U.S.

In the complaint filed in California, PacketVideo said Spotify's digital music service — which allows customers to access music over the Web and share songs with friends — violates a U.S. patent owned by PacketVideo relating to digital music distribution. The suit filed in the Netherlands asserts a similar European patent, PacketVideo...
To view the full article, register now.

UK Financial Services

UK Financial Services

Read Our Latest UK Financial Services Coverage

Financial Services Law360 UK provides breaking news and analysis on the financial sector. Coverage includes UK and European Union policy, enforcement, and litigation involving banks, asset management firms, and other financial services organizations.