One-Blue, LLC, the one-stop shop for patent licenses from the leading providers of Blu-ray Disc technology, today announced that One-Blue and certain One-Blue patent owners have filed suit against Imation Corp. for infringing patents essential to manufacture Blu-ray Disc products.
The complaint, filed in the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, asserts that Imation Corp., a seller of Blu-ray Disc products under the Imation, TDK and Memorex brands, has infringed six (6) U.S. patents: 7,290,272; 7,389,520; 7,292,509; 7,123,567; 7,349,309; and 7,158,472. These patents are included in the portfolio offered for license by the One-Blue licensing program.
“The One-Blue patent pool provides companies with a fair and cost effective mechanism for obtaining Blu-ray Disc product licenses,” said Mr. William J. Lenihan , Director IP Licensing, One-Blue. “We filed this patent infringement suit in order to maintain a level playing field for the members of the One-Blue patent pool—licensors and licensees alike who manufacture and sell Blu-ray Disc products. We have a duty to ensure that all companies selling Blu-ray Disc products honor the essential patents in the One-Blue pool.”