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OpenTV files patent suit against NFL

Kudelski Group subsidiary OpenTV has filed a patent infringement suit against NFL Enterprises in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The lawsuit alleges that NFL infringes seven US patents owned by OpenTV and identifies the infringing products and services as NFL’s streaming, interactive video content experience provided on NFL.com and other NFL services, including NFL Network/NFL Redzone, NFL Now, NFL Game Pass, NFL Mobile, the NFL App, and NFL Fantasy Football.

In August 2016, the Kudelski Group entered into a comprehensive patent licence agreement with Apple. In March 2016, a German court ruled against Apple in a video streaming patent case brought by OpenTV in May 2014. The ruling stated that Apple products sold in Germany must not use streaming software that infringes OpenTV’s patents.

 

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