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Netflix Shaves Patent Claim From Broadcom’s Video Streaming Suit

April 13, 2022, 10:55 PM

Netflix Inc. doesn’t have to defend itself from one of the claims brought by Broadcom Corp., which alleged the streaming service infringed patents associated with streaming technology, a federal judge in California ruled Wednesday.

Broadcom sued Netflix in 2020 alleging infringement of 12 patents, including No. 8,365,183. That patent relates to “distributed computing systems that share resources across multiple users.”

Netflix sought to dismiss the claim based on patent 8,365,183, and Judge James Donato of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California granted that motion.

Donato held that Claim 1 of the patent is directed to ...