FastVDO Expands Enforcement Campaign to Include Broad Range of Video Software, Video Distribution, and Chipset Providers
- November 15, 2012
FastVDO filed 25 suits against Autodesk, Avid Technology, Cavium, Corel, Grass Valley, Harmonic, Harris Corporation, Hulu, Lions Gate Entertainment, LSI, Maxim Integrated Products, Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Netflix, Nvidia, Paramount Pictures, Rovi, Technicolor, Texas Instruments, Thomson Video Networks America, Twentieth Century Fox Film, Universal Studios, United Technologies Corporation, Vudu, Walt Disney, and Warner Bros. Entertainment, alleging that the defendants’ video editing software, video processors, media processing software, encoders, transcoders, graphics cards, video delivery systems, integrated circuits, video surveillance products, and video management products that use H.264 to encode and decode video infringe a patent related to video compression. According to the complaint, the patent-in-suit is essential to the H.264 standard and was identified to the International Telecommunication Union in May 2003 before the standard was formally declared in March 2005. FastVDO asserted the same patent in one prior suit in September 2011 against 21 defendants the majority of whom were makers of digital cameras and camcorders. Casio, DXG, Kodak, and Toshiba are currently the only remaining active defendants in that case. RPX obtained sublicense rights to the FastVDO patents on behalf of clients in July 2012. 11/9, District of Delaware, 1:2012cv01412; 1:2012cv01413; 1:2012cv01414; 1:2012cv01415; 1:2012cv01416; 1:2012cv01417; 1:2012cv01418; 1:2012cv01419; 1:2012cv01420; 1:2012cv01421; 1:2012cv01422; 1:2012cv01423; 1:2012cv01424; 1:2012cv01425; 1:2012cv01426; 1:2012cv01427; 1:2012cv01428; 1:2012cv01429; 1:2012cv01430; 1:2012cv01431; 1:2012cv01432; 1:2012cv01433; 1:2012cv01434; 1:2012cv01435; 1:2012cv01436.