DVD Vending Companies Tangle Over Kiosk Patents

Law360, New York (October 30, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Competing DVD vending machine companies have taken their rivalry to court, with DVDPlay Inc. exchanging lawsuits with Redbox Automated Retail LLC, and launching another action against Coinstar E-Payment Services Inc. over automated kiosk technology.

DVDPlay lodged a suit Tuesday against Redbox in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, claiming its competitor infringes a patent related to automated DVD vending machines. An identical suit in the same court goes after Coinstar, which owns Video Vending New York Inc.

Redbox and Coinstar infringe DVDPlay’s U.S....
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