CBS Wins Toss Of TV-Voting IP Suit Aimed At 'Big Brother'

Law360, Los Angeles (March 1, 2017, 5:27 PM EST) -- A California federal judge on Wednesday shut down a patent holder’s second lawsuit against CBS Interactive for allegedly infringing his audience participation technology patents with voting systems for the show “Big Brother,” citing the first suit’s earlier dismissal. 

Edwin Lyda accuses CBS Interactive Inc., a division of CBS Corp., of infringing a pair of his patents covering methods and systems for input devices that let television show audience members vote or give real-time responses.

Lyda already filed suit against the network in New York federal court, but a Federal Circuit panel had affirmed that case’s dismissal in September.

His California suit...

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