Google sued in Germany over video streaming patent

Google and YouTube have been sued in Germany for allegedly infringing on a video streaming patent owned by U.S. software company MAX SOUND HD AUDIO™. The case could lead to sales bans on several Google Android products. […] The suit also targets Google’s video service YouTube which uses H.264 and also VP8, a codec now owned by Google. Max Sound requested information about profits and damages for each video streamed to Germany in one of the formats, it said. […] Max Sound has also previously asserted the patent in Germany. It said that in September it was granted preliminary sales bans against two original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) by the Berlin Regional Court to stop the sale of certain Android devices in Germany at the IFA electronics fair in Berlin. The injunctions against Shenzhen KTC Technology and Pact Informatique, a French electronics company resulted in the seizure of all KTC and Pact smartphones and tablets at IFA in September, Max Sound said. – Loek Essers,PCWorld
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