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Broadcom Escalates Netflix Royalty Battle With New Patent Suit

March 11, 2021, 3:16 PM

Broadcom filed a new lawsuit against Netflix, accusing the streaming giant of infringing patents related to servers that improve content distribution and demanding an unspecified amount in damages.

  • The complaint, filed by Broadcom’s CA and Avago Technologies units in federal court in Marshall, Texas, targets Netflix’s “Open Connect” networks that allow it to “localize” its content by sending it to Internet service providers closest to specific customers, thus reducing strain on networks
  • Richard Siklos, a Netflix spokesman, said the company had no comment on the complaint
  • CA and Avago said they developed the technology to reduce network congestion, ...