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Amazon, Vizio TVs, Tablets Hit With Patent Import Investigation

Nov. 23, 2022, 8:36 PM

Dozens of smart televisions sold by Amazon.com Inc. and Vizio Inc. will get a closer look in a US International Trade Commission probe announced Wednesday, examining whether some TVs and tablets infringe a handful of DivX LLC patents.

The investigation, which also includes Amazon’s Fire line of tablets and streaming devices, could result in the products being blocked from domestic importation if the ITC finds they violate DivX’s patents.

The asserted patents—US Patent Nos. 7,295,673, 8,832,297, 10,225,588, and 11,102,553—cover technology licensed to Walt Disney Co. and Element TV Co. DivX asked the ITC to investigate the ...