Fortress Begins Litigating Former DivX and Sonic Solutions Patents in New Video Streaming Campaign

  • March 9, 2019
  • Media Content and Distribution, New Patent Litigation

DivX, LLC, a subsidiary of Fortress Investment Group LLC, has filed cases against Hulu (2:19-cv-01606) and Netflix (2:19-cv-01602), apparently the first to litigate patents acquired as part of Fortress’s asset purchase from NeuLion roughly one year ago. The NPE asserts seven of those patents against Hulu, and eight against Netflix, describing the asserted patents as disclosing “technologies that enable many benefits, including receipt and playback of streaming digital video on a wide variety of consumer electronic devices; high-quality video playback, including 4K high-resolution video, without stalls; robust and efficient DRM; and features that improve user experience, including trick play and fast start”. The defendants are accused of infringement through provision of their video streaming services.


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