Best Buy Sued Over V-Chip Patent In Canada

Law360, New York (May 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A company that owns the patents covering V-chip television technology has sued Best Buy Canada for selling television sets that allegedly infringe on its patents.

Tri-Vision Electronics, which makes set-top boxes and other devices for cable television companies, sued Best Buy Canada in Federal Court of Canada, seeking an order stopping Best Buy from selling the infringing patents.

The company went to the unusual step of suing the retailed after failing to establish contact with the Chinese manufacturer of the television sets, according to an article...
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