Amazon Ducks DVD, TV Parental Control IP Suit

Law360, San Diego (April 2, 2015, 4:31 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday declared Amazon.com Inc. and other electronics retailers had not infringed a patent for DVD players and TV sets with parental controls asserted by Guardian Media Technologies, following a similar ruling this week on the only other patent in the case.

U.S. District Judge Phillip S. Gutierrez ruled that Amazon, Best Buy Co. Inc., Costco Wholesale Corp., Wal-Mart Stores Inc., Target Corp. and others did not infringe the patent, which describes a method to automatically censor certain programs. The TVs and...
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