Hybrid Audio Ends 2017 with Suit Against TI
- January 7, 2018
Among the year’s top ten most prolific plaintiffs, Hybrid Audio LLC closed out 2017 with yet another lawsuit over a single expired digital signal processing patent allegedly essential to the MP3 standard for processing audio information. The plaintiff seeks to collect past damages from Texas Instruments (1:17-cv-12561) for the manufacture and sale of devices that “practice the MP3 Standards using hardware and software that is not provided by” Microsoft, specifically naming only TI’s TMDMP3D and TMDMP3DE decoding system-on-chips. This campaign has hit over 50 defendants since it began back in December 2010.