Sony files patent suit against Pace and Arris
April 18, 2017
By Chris Forrester
Set-top box maker Arris is being investigated by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over alleged patent infringements on boxes supplied to a number of US cable MSOs as well as DirecTV’s Genie users.
The allegations come from two Sony subsidiaries (Sony Corp, from Tokyo and Sony Electronics, based in San Diego) and say that Arris has imported products for cable and satellite reception which infringe Sony’s patents.
Arris International PLC and its subsidiaries including Pace America Holdings, were named as respondents in the case. The complaint was filed in March, and as well as the complaint with the ITC the filing was also made at the US District Court for the Northern District of Georgia, Atlanta Division.
Arris acquired UK-based Pace in 2015 which made the company the world’s largest supplier of set-top boxes.