U.S. News | DivX Sues Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics for Patent Infringement

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Video codec company, DivX has filed a lawsuit in the Texas Eastern District Court against Samsung Electronics and LG Electronics for patent infringement.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants stole its patented technology which is related to video streaming and system control for their high-end smart TVs without permission or license.

The plaintiff reportedly said that it was established in 2000 and has gained recognition for its high-definition video codec developer with over 1.5 billion electronic devices including game consoles and smartphones as well as PCs using its technology across the world.

The plaintiff alleges that the defendants used its registered patents and had caused lots of damages, confusion, and unfair competition.

The plaintiff seeks declaratory judgment for DivX’s alleged infringement, an award for damages, royalties, costs and fees, and other relief.

The case is ongoing.

DivX LLC v. Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. et al

Judge: Rodney Gilstrap
Court: Texas Eastern District Court
Case #: 2:20-cv-00301
Nature of Suit: Patent
Cause:  Patent Infringement
Case Filed:  September 09, 2020
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Nathaniel is a News Reporting Intern at Nigerian Law Intellectual Property Watch (NLIPW). He has a passion for writing, capacity building and social media marketing. He is a graduate of Federal University of Technology, Minna, where he graduated with BTECHAGRIC. He is a member of Soil Science Society of Nigeria (SSSN) and the National Union of Campus Journalist (NUCJ). Nathaniel has served as Editor-in-Chief for a number of magazines and as a contributor to various online repositories. Email: anathaniel@nlipw.com

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