Major Sports Networks Named in Affinity Labs of Texas Campaign
- February 6, 2015
Affinity Labs of Texas, LLC continues to target media streaming, suing Amazon, DirecTV, MLB, NBA, and NHL. Four of the cases assert a patent related to broadcasting (7,970,379), while the suit against Amazon asserts a patent that relates to media content management (8,688,085). In all the cases, streaming media services and apps that allow users to stream media on a smartphone or tablet are the accused products. This is the first time the ‘085 patent has been asserted in litigation but the ‘379 patent has been seen in previous Affinity Labs suits. The entity has filed a number of litigations asserting a portfolio of patents related to media management and delivery. Accused products in the entity’s campaign are various video and audio streaming services made and sold by defendants.