Dolby Making Baseless IP Claims To Rival's Customers: Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (April 11, 2016, 7:45 PM EDT) -- Dolby was hit with a suit in California federal court Monday accusing the audio equipment maker of misinforming current and potential customers of rival GDC Technology that use of the latter's products infringe copyrights held by Dolby, and that the two companies' products aren't compatible.

Hong Kong-based GDC Technology Ltd. said following Dolby Laboratories Inc.'s October 2014 acquisition of Doremi Labs, which directly competes with GDC for media servers, the companies' previously amicable relationship has turned sour. In recent months, Dolby has been telling GDC customers that using its products in conjunction with Dolby's products violates Dolby's purported copyrights and other...

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