SeaChange has won a court challenge that its ITV video system had violated a 2006 court injunction.
The case dates back to 2001 when n-Cube alleged SeaChange’s ITV video system had infringed an n-Cube patent. n-Cube’s interests were later acquired by Arris
After an adverse ruling in 2002, SeaChange redesigned its video system to avoid infringement of the n-Cube patent. Seven years later, in 2009, Arris filed a motion alleging that SeaChange’s 2002 work-around violated the injunction entered in the n-Cube case.
The Delaware Court rejected Arris’ allegations, holding that Arris failed to prove that SeaChange’s 2002 design-around infringed Arris’ patent.
“We are pleased the Court has recognized that SeaChange took appropriate steps after the 2001 litigation with n-Cube, and that SeaChange has at all times complied with the Court’s Order,” said SeaChange General Counsel David McEvoy.
SeaChange CEO Raghu Rau said the two companies can go back to competing in their respective markets on the strength of their technology and service, instead of in the Courts.