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AMI Ordered to Cough Up $1 Million to DVD6C

The DVD6C Licensing Group announced that its authorized agent, Toshiba, has won a court judgment to collect roughly $1 million in royalties and interest due under the DVD6C patent license from American Media International (AMI).

As a matter of background, the DVD6C Licensing Group (DVD6C) is a patent pool formed by nine developers of DVD technology including Hitachi, Mitsubishi Electric, Panasonic, Samsung, Sanyo Electric, Sharp, Toshiba, JVC, Time Warner.

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Toshiba Corporation, the authorized licensor for DVD6C, wins court judgment awarding royalties and interest due from DVD6C patent licensee American Media International, LLC

September 28, 2012 — The DVD6C Licensing Group (“DVD6C”) — consisting of nine leading developers of DVD technology—has received a court judgment to collect royalties due from licensee American Media International, LLC (“AMI”). On September 25, 2012, the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York entered judgment awarding Toshiba unpaid royalties and prejudgment interest totaling $956,349.69, as well as post-judgment interest at the statutory rate until the judgment is paid in full. This action is part of a continuing global initiative by DVD6C to enforce the DVD6C Patent License Agreement.