SOURCE: PacketVideo

July 28, 2011 00:36 ET

PacketVideo Files Patent Infringement Lawsuits Against Spotify

Global Multimedia Software Pioneer Enforces Global DRM Patents Against Cloud-Based Music Service

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - Jul 28, 2011) - PacketVideo


  • PacketVideo (PV) announced today that it has filed patent infringement lawsuits against digital music service Spotify in the U.S. and Europe.

  • The lawsuits, which have been filed in the Netherlands and in San Diego in the United States District Court for the Southern District of California, come after PacketVideo made attempts to amicably resolve its concerns with Spotify's patent infringement outside of court.

  • PacketVideo said Spotify knowingly infringed and continues to infringe on a number of PacketVideo patents, including:

    • U.S. patent US 5,636,276
    • European patent EP 0 678 851

  • Both patents were originally filed in the mid-1990s, and were acquired by PacketVideo as part of its acquisition of Basel, Switzerland-based SDC AG in 2007.

  • PacketVideo asserts that Spotify's use of this patent enables Spotify's cloud-based music service.

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  • "PacketVideo has a long history of software innovation, and is committed to creating inventive solutions that power unparalleled multimedia experiences on home and mobile devices worldwide." -- Joel Espelien, General Counsel, PacketVideo

  • "PacketVideo has a strong intellectual property portfolio, and will take any necessary action needed to protect its intellectual property and prevent the misuse of its patents." -- Joel Espelien, General Counsel, PacketVideo



Founded in 1998, PacketVideo is the software pioneer powering the world's leading multimedia services on millions of home and mobile devices. For more information, visit Twonky ( is PV's line of consumer software.

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