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Sound View Gets Another Shot at Hulu Patent Infringement Suit

May 11, 2022, 4:46 PM

Hulu LLC will again have to face allegations that it infringed part of Sound View Innovations LLC’s now-expired patent after the Federal Circuit sent the suit back to district court for another look.

A California federal court was wrong in deciding that the term “buffer” in the patent claim can’t cover a “cache,” the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled in a precedential opinion Wednesday. Though the Federal Circuit agreed with the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California’s claim construction in a patent covering methods for streaming multimedia information over public networks, it told ...