Jury Clears Sony In $84M TVI Autoplay Patent Dispute

Law360, San Francisco (March 28, 2013, 8:11 PM EDT) -- Sony Corp.'s Playstation 3 and Blu-Ray players didn't infringe four TV Interactive Data Corp. patents on video disc autoplay technology, a California federal jury unanimously found Thursday, invalidating every patent claim at issue and ending TVI's bid for $84 million in purported damages.

The nine-member jury's verdict cleared Sony of allegations that it directly infringed TVI's patents, or that it induced or contributed to infringement. Sony was also able to invalidate the patent claims at issue in the trial, and show that the claims would have been obvious to someone in the field.

TVI founder and patent-holder Peter Redford was stoic...

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