Sunday, January 11, 2015

Netflix sued

OpenTV has sued streaming giants Netflix in both the US and in Europe on the grounds of patent infringement of video-on-demand software. The District Court of the Hague held that OpenTV’s claim does not meet the requisites of novelty and inventiveness.

This brings relief to people across Europe as OpenTV had sought a court order banning Netflix in the Netherlands outright and also intended to acquire share of the video giant’s profits for the alleged infringement.

OpenTV was ordered to pay legal costs for Netflix of around €234,500.

-Shambhavi Mishra