TITLE

Patent letter causes buzz in DVD biz

AUTHOR(S)
Frankel, Daniel; Sweeting, Paul
PUB. DATE
June 2003
SOURCE
Daily Variety;6/16/2003, Vol. 279 Issue 49, p5
SOURCE TYPE
Trade Publication
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Reports on the letter received by retailers, replicators and suppliers in the home entertainment industry in the U.S. which claimed patents to the process of playing digital video discs. Letter representing two inventors under the auspices of MultiFormat Inc. of Dumont, New Jersey; Patent infringement allegations.
ACCESSION #
10045551

 

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