Google, Subsidiaries Sued For Allegedly Infringing On Video Streaming Technology Patent

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    Google, subsidiaries sued for allegedly infringing on video streaming technology patent

    October 2, 2014 4:15 PM

    -- SAN FRANCISCO (Legal Newsline) – A California company that has engineered a process of making high-definition quality audio is suing Google and subsidiary YouTube for patent infringement.

    Max Sound Corporation, based in Santa Monica, filed the lawsuit in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California Wednesday.

    British company Vedanti Systems Limited is a co-plaintiff in the suit.

    The named defendants also include On2 Technologies Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of Google. The New York-based company develops video compression technologies known as codes.

    In its complaint, Max Sound alleges that Google misappropriated proprietary and patented digital video streaming technology owned by VSL. Max Sound acquired licensing rights to VSL’s Optimized Data Transmission Technology to complement its HD Audio Solution.

    “This case arises out of Defendants’ willful infringement of U.S. Patent No. 7,974,339 and Defendants’ incorporation of this patented technology into products made, used, sold, offered for sale and/or imported, including but not limited to, VP8, VP9, WebM, YouTube, Google Adsense, Google Play, Google TV, Chromebook, Google Drive, Google Chromecast, Google Play-per-view, Google Glasses, Google+, Google’s Simplify, Google Maps and Google Earth,” the plaintiffs wrote. “In short, Defendants’ infringement pervades virtually every website and product offered by Google and its Defendant subsidiaries.”

    They continued, “Despite Google’s well-publicized Code of Conduct — ‘Don’t be Evil’ — which it explains is ‘about doing the right thing,’ ‘following the law’ and ‘acting honorably,’ Google, in fact, has an established pattern of conduct that is the exact opposite of its claimed piety.”

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