V-Chip Patent Holder Sues Thomson In Canadian Federal Court

Law360, New York (June 29, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A company that owns the patents covering V-chip television technology has sued consumer electronics maker Thomson Inc. in Canada for infringing its patent.

The statement of claim, issued in the Federal Court on behalf of Tri-Vision International Ltd. by Canadian legal litigation firm Lerners LLP, names Thomson Inc. of the United States, Thomson Multimedia Limited of Canada and Thomson Multimedia SA of France as defendants to the lawsuit.

The lawsuit seeks damages for past infringement and an injunction, according to Tri-Vision, which makes set-top boxes and...
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