Apple, Google, Nintendo Zapped With Video IP Suits

Law360, New York (March 19, 2012, 5:54 PM EDT) -- Apple Inc., Google Inc. and Nintendo Co. were hit Friday with an infringement suit by a Washington-based communications consulting firm over patents covering video distribution technology. 

In three suits filed in Washington federal court, Trans Video Electronics Ltd. says the companies infringed its patents by enabling its video distribution technologies through several branded platforms, including the Apple iTunes store, Google’s YouTube and the Nintendo Store.

The patents-in-suit are U.S. Patent Numbers 5,594,936, which was assigned to Trans Video in 1997, and 5,991,801, assigned in 1999. Both...
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Case Title

TRANS VIDEO ELECTRONICS, LTD. v. APPLE, INC.


Case Number

1:12-cv-00402

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Robert L. Wilkins

Date Filed

March 14, 2012


Case Title

TRANS VIDEO ELECTRONICS, LTD. v. NINTENDO OF AMERICA INC. et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-00403

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Robert L. Wilkins

Date Filed

March 14, 2012


Case Title

TRANS VIDEO ELECTRONICS, LTD. v. GOOGLE, INC. et al


Case Number

1:12-cv-00404

Court

District Of Columbia

Nature of Suit

Patent

Judge

Robert L. Wilkins

Date Filed

March 14, 2012

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