IPTV World Forum – London. Verimatix and Widevine have settled their long running patent dispute. The charge in the Eastern District of Texas related to US Patent Nos. 7,165,175 and 7,376,831 entitled ‘Apparatus, System and Method For Selectively Encrypting Different Portions Of Data Sent Over A Network.’
Widevine had filed a suit in August 2007 that alledged Verimatrix’s VCAS products infringed both of the Widevine patents. The company has now granted Verimatrix a license that covers the patents.
Steve Oetegenn, chief sales and marketing officer, Verimatrix told Broadband TV News the settlement marked an end to the litigation between the two companies. “We’re delighted to put it behind us and get on with our core business,” he said. “The issue has been a distraction, but it hasn’t interrupted our core business as we’ve signed a number of customers in the meantime.” These include the recently announced New Zealand hybrid TelstraClear platform.
Verimatrix has made no admission of any possible infringement.