Apple, Amazon, Producers Sued Over Movie Download Patents

Law360, New York (January 17, 2014, 5:03 PM EST) -- An Ohio company filed suit against Apple Inc., Amazon Inc. and two major movie producers in Illinois federal court Wednesday, alleging they infringed on patents related to the downloading and viewing of movies before they are released in theaters.

In four nearly identical complaints — two against Amazon and Apple each — Red Pine Point LLC claims that the electronics companies violated patent law by allowing customers to watch a pair of comedies released in 2012, “Best Man Down” and “Bachelorette.” Magnolia Pictures LLC, which distributed...
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