Netflix Netherlands Court Controversy

On the day Netflix iOS app rolled out two key updates , so that the app can both stream in HD (for fast enough connections), and now supports Air Play (so you can stream from your iPhone or iPad to your Apple TV), the – some would say inevitable – contentious side of this OTT giant’s ongoing rise and expansion was also back in evidence, with Open TV filing a patent suit against them in the Distract Court of the Hague. At issue are a collection of patents related to content delivery and DRM. The owner of OpenTV, Kudelski – who have previously acted against Netflix in the US regarding seven US patents –are alleging that Netflix “infringes its patents.”

“The Group has invested billions of dollars over the past several decades in innovation and R&D and has successfully brought its technologies to market through advanced solutions, technology transfer and IP licensing,” says Joe Chernesky, senior VP at Kudelski. “The Group remains committed to protecting its substantial and ongoing investment in innovation for the benefit of the digital video ecosystem.”


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