Sonic Solutions sues Nero AG

Sonic Solutions has filed a patent infringement complaint against German software manufacturer Nero AG and its US affiliate for infringement of one of its video editing patents.
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The lawsuit was filed in the US district court in Marshall, Texas, and alleges that Nero's video editing software infringes Sonic's US Patent number 6,204,840 – which relates to ‘digital multimedia composition techniques’. Among other things, the 1998 filed patent covers ways to create digital videos by using a graphical storylines to compose individual segments.

Shares of Sonic Solutions were down 22 cents at $14.85 yesterday afternoon.