On the Heels of TiVo Dismissal, MONKEYmedia Hits Amazon over Now-Expired Patents

January 3, 2020

Amazon (1:20-cv-00010) is the latest defendant in the campaign that MONKEYmedia, Inc. has been litigating in serial fashion over the past couple of years. MONKEYmedia asserts four patents, expired in April 2019, including three generally related to emphasizing or de-emphasizing certain content in a multimedia environment and a fourth, the most recent, broadly concerning streaming media on a “media player” through wireless communication with a remote server. The accused products are Amazon’s streaming video service, Fire devices, and video app, with infringement allegations focused on the provision of a “feature initially called X-Ray for Movies and TV Shows” through which users could “access optional expansion content” (e.g., “actor bios, videos, behind the scene info, trivia and other content”).

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