Blue Spike Sues Nielsen Again, This Time Over Digital Watermarking Patents
February 22, 2016 at 4:13 AM (PT)
BLUE SPIKE, LLC is taking another stab at suing NIELSEN for patent infringement, this time over digital watermarking.
The plaintiff, which previously sued NIELSEN in 2012, filed a new complaint FEBRUARY 5th in the patent lawsuit friendly U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of TEXAS, alleging 10 counts of infringement of inventor SCOTT MOSKOWITZ' patents for digital watermarking and detection of the watermarks. The new suit seeks treble damages and injunctions against NIELSEN's use of the patented technology.
The previous complaint, alleging infringement of patents for “Method and Device for Monitoring and Analyzing Signals" (like the PPM), has been stayed since DECEMBER pending the outcome of BLUE SPIKE's case against GOOGLE at the Court of Appeals; if the GOOGLE case is affirmed, the parties will dismiss their case with prejudice, and if vacated or reversed, will file a status update with the judge reflecting the effect of the GOOGLE case on the NIELSEN case.