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Circuit Maker Cries Foul Over Blu-Ray Standard Abuse

Law360 (October 9, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A company that makes processing chips for DVD players has sued technology licensor DTS Inc., which holds patents covering the audio standard used by Blu-ray high-definition video players, for violations of the Sherman Act and patent misuse.

The complaint, filed Wednesday in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California by integrated circuit maker Zoran Corp., alleges that DTS refused to license its technology on fair, reasonable and nondiscriminatory terms as required by its membership in the Blu-ray Disc Association that made DTS' algorithm...
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