Fed. Circ. 2nds DVD Patent Pool Antitrust Dismissal

Law360, New York (June 5, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal court has affirmed the dismissal of an antitrust case brought by two China-based DVD makers against an international patent-pool licensing group controlled by some of the world’s largest electronics makers.

On Thursday, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s January 2006 dismissal of the suit brought by Wuxi Multimedia Ltd. and Orient Power (Wuxi) Digital Technology Ltd. against Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV, Sony Corp., Pioneer Corp. and LG Electronics.

The group, led by the defendants, has pooled several...
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