SeaChange wins patent case

SeaChange, the multi-screen video software company, has confirmed that a US District Court has ruled in its favour, rejecting allegations by Arris that SeaChange had violated a 2006 injunction.

The dispute began in 2001, when n-Cube Corporation (whose interest was later acquired by Arris Group) filed suit alleging that SeaChange’s ITV video system infringed an n-Cube patent.  After an adverse ruling in 2002, SeaChange redesigned its video system to avoid infringement of the n-Cube patent.  Seven years later, in 2009, Arris filed a motion alleging that SeaChange’s 2002 work-around violated the injunction entered in the n-Cube case.

The Delaware Court has now rejected Arris’ allegations, holding that Arris failed to prove that SeaChange’s 2002 design-around infringed Arris’ patent.

“We are pleased the Court has recognized that SeaChange took appropriate steps after the 2001 litigation with n-Cube, and that SeaChange has at all times complied with the Court’s Order,” said SeaChange General Counsel David McEvoy.

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