Bloomberg Law
May 25, 2023, 7:14 PM

Netflix Loses Bid to Nix Wireless-Device Streaming Patents

Christopher Yasiejko
Christopher Yasiejko
Senior Correspondent

Netflix Inc. failed to persuade a federal judge to cancel three patents related to rendering content on wireless devices that a patent-holding firm alleges Netflix’s streaming platform infringes.

The representative claim of each GoTV Streaming LLC patent covers “specific improvements in computer capabilities rather than an abstract idea,” Judge R. Gary Klausner wrote in an order issued Wednesday in the US District Court for the Central District of California. He denied Netflix’s motion seeking judgments invalidating the patents, which originally were assigned to Phunware Inc.

Klausner also denied Netflix’s request for a judgment barring any pre-suit damages, but that was ...

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