Live-Streaming Media at Issue in Two Way Media Suit Against Verizon
- September 24, 2014
Two-Way Media Ltd sued Verizon (1:14-cv-01212) as part of its expanded litigation campaign. Two-Way filed several suits prior to 2010 against companies, against Akamai, AOL, AT&T, Limelight, Southwestern Bell Telephone, and SBC Internet and recently began filing new cases; this suit is its second since 2010. The suit asserts three patents related to managing and providing real-time streaming media to a user device (6,434,622, 7,266,686, 8,539,237). Two of the patents were used in Two-Way’s litigation pre-2010, while the ‘237 patent was first asserted in August 2014 in a suit against Comcast and NBC. Verizon’s live-streaming content services, including FiOS, are accused of infringing the asserted patents. Two-Way, previously known as Netcast Communications, is a former operating company that provided live-streaming media over the Internet. Netcast changed its name to Two-Way in 2004, the same year the entity filed its first assertion suit.