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Media & Communications Law - Telecommunications - Provision of services

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM  

Action by MediaTube and NorthVu against Bell Canada, alleging patent infringement. The claim concerned Bell’s FibeTV IPTV service, said to infringe a NorthVu patent, licensed to MediaTube. The patent was issued in 2007 based on an application filed in 1999, for an invention described as an interactive audio/video telecommunications system integrating and redistributing signals received in multiple formats to multiple users over existing telephone wires. Bell defended, denying infringement and claiming that the patent was invalid for anticipation and/or obviousness. As the litigation advanced, the claims...