OpenTV sues Netflix over patent infringement
October 3, 2013
Kudelski Group company OpenTV has filed suit against Netflix in the District Court of the Hague, Netherlands alleging that Netflix infringes its patents and is seeking, among other relief, to enjoin Netflix from further infringement by its recently launched service in the Netherlands.
“The Group has invested billions of dollars over the past several decades in innovation and R&D and has successfully brought its technologies to market through advanced solutions, technology transfer and IP licensing,” said Joe Chernesky, Senior Vice President, Intellectual Property and Innovation at Kudelski. “The Group remains committed to protecting its substantial and ongoing investment in innovation for the benefit of the digital video ecosystem.”
The Kudelski Group is a pioneer in digital television and has developed early, ground-breaking technologies that have enabled it to provide security and software solutions to more than 100 pay-TV service providers worldwide, including the deployment of its software in digital set top boxes to hundreds of millions of subscribers across the globe.