Music Choice Sues Stingray For Patent Infringement
June 6, 2016 at 2:55 PM (PT)
MUSIC CHOICE filed a Complaint TODAY in the U.S. DISTRICT COURT FOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXAS against STINGRAY DIGITAL GROUP INC. for patent infringement.
The Complaint alleges that STINGRAY’s digital music service infringes four MUSIC CHOICE patents, including patents that cover Music Choice’s onscreen technology that includes music/song-related visuals and facts. MUSIC CHOICE is seeking an injunction barring STINGRAY From using patented MUSIC CHOICE technology in its products and services and unspecified damages.
DAVE DEL BECCARO, President And CEO of MUSIC CHOICE stated: “MUSIC CHOICE has invested a lot of time and money developing innovative products for our customers. We have gone through great measures to secure patents for our intellectual property and feel compelled to take legal action to protect our business investment. STINGRAY must compete fairly in the marketplace without using MUSIC CHOICE’s proprietary, patented technology in blatant violation of our intellectual property rights. While competition and innovation in our industry will undoubtedly provide benefits to our customers, the competition must be fair and the innovation original. STINGRAY’s unauthorized and infringing use of technology developed and patented by MUSIC CHOICE is detrimental, not only to MUSIC CHOICE, but to our customers and the industry as a whole.”