Another Former IV Patent Debuts in Litigation after Transfer to LF Capital

November 3, 2019

After a late summer hiatus, LF Capital Partners, LLC appears to have returned to litigating patents in the portfolio received from Intellectual Ventures LLC (IV) last December 2018. The newest plaintiff is Piracy Protection LLC, which has filed two new Delaware complaints, the first against Panasonic, its subsidiary Sanyo, and Funai (1:19-cv-02046); and the second against Onkyo (Pioneer & Onkyo U.S.A. Corporation) (1:19-cv-02047). At issue in both complaints are Blu-Ray players, targeted over their support of the Advanced Access Content System (AACS) digital rights management (DRM) standard, including features that restrict the playback of decrypted content over certain types of A/V outputs that lack sufficient restrictions (e.g., analog and DVI).

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