Multidistrict Panel Consolidates VTran Patent Suits

Law360, New York (June 13, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- VTran Media Technologies LLC's 10 lawsuits over two video-on-demand patents against 22 cable industry defendants, including Time Warner Cable Inc., Comcast Corp. and Verizon Communications Inc., have been consolidated into one piece of multidistrict litigation.

The U.S. Judicial Panel on Multidistrict Litigation issued a transfer order Tuesday directing all the suits to the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania and christening the action In Re VTran Media Technologies LLC Patent Litigation.

The panel said that 16 of 22 defendants over 10 suits had...
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