ActiveVideo Sues Verizon

ActiveVideo Networks files patent infringement lawsuit against Verizon

May 27, 2010

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SAN JOSE, Calif. -- ActiveVideo Networks™ today announced that it has filed suit against Verizon Communications Inc., Verizon Services Corp., Verizon Virginia, Inc., and Verizon South Inc. in the Eastern District of Virginia.

The lawsuit states that the Verizon FIOS system infringes on five patents for technology created, owned and used by ActiveVideo Networks, including:



  • United States Patent No. 6,034,678, titled "Cable Television System With Remote Interactive Processor;"

  • United States Patent No. 5,550,578, titled "Interactive And Conventional Television Information System;"

  • United States Patent No. 6,100,883, titled "Home Interface Controller for Providing Interactive Cable Television;"

  • United States Patent No. 5,526,034, titled "Interactive Home Information System with Signal Assignment;" and

  • United States Patent No. 6,205,582, titled "Interactive Cable Television System With Frame Server."



"Since its inception, ActiveVideo Networks has pioneered the development of technologies for interactive television such as Video On Demand and Web content on television," said Jeff Miller, Chief Executive Officer of ActiveVideo Networks. "ActiveVideo Networks, its employees and its investors have expended significant amounts of time and money developing these proprietary technologies and successfully deploying them at numerous locations. ActiveVideo Networks respects the intellectual property rights of others and has no choice but to insist that Verizon do the same."

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