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Appeals Court Upholds Non-infringement for Movielink

19 Jun, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

A United States Court of Appeals in Washington, D.C. has upheld a lower court's ruling that said Movielink did not infringe upon video-on-demand technology patents held by USA Video Technology Corp.

USA Video April 10, 2003, filed a patent-infringement lawsuit against Movielink, which is owned by MGM Studios, Paramount Pictures, Sony Pictures Entertainment, Universal Studios and Warner Bros. claiming the rights to the technology being used by the studios to sell movie downloads belonged to the Old Lyme, Conn.-based company.

A District Court in Delaware in 2005 ruled in favor of Movielink's motion for summary judgment of non-infringement.

“We were confident that Movielink did not infringe USA Video's patent, and are very pleased the District Court, and now the Court of Appeals, agreed with us,” said Peter Sheil, EVP and GM, Movielink. “With this victory at the Court of Appeals, we are glad to put this case behind us once and for all.”

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