Judge Won't Drop Antitrust Claims From Blu-Ray Suit

Law360, New York (January 22, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge has agreed to compel arbitration of a narrow section of DVD-chip manufacturer Zoran Corp.'s claims against technology licensor DTS Inc., but left patent misuse antitrust allegations involving the audio standard used by Blu-ray high-definition video players to be further litigated.

Judge Jeremy Fogel of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California ruled Tuesday that the governing bylaws of the Blu-ray Disc Association require the arbitration of integrated circuit maker Zoran Corp.'s claims that DTS refused to license its technology on...
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