Court Finds Netflix Guilty of HEVC Patent Infringement

In a recent decision by the Munich Regional Court, Netflix has been found guilty of infringing Broadcom's patent related to the HEVC codec.

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The ruling comes as part of an ongoing legal dispute over intellectual property rights.

HEVC (High Efficiency Video Coding)/H.265 is a crucial technology used for compressing and streaming high-quality video content over the internet.

Broadcom had alleged that Netflix was using their patented technology without permission, leading to the lawsuit.

This verdict has potential implications for the streaming industry, given the widespread use of HEVC by streaming platforms.

Netflix, as a major player in the industry, may face penalties or remedies as a result of this ruling. However, Netflix has not yet provided an official statement in response.

Broadcom, a leading technology company, has expressed satisfaction with the court's decision, emphasizing the importance of intellectual property protection and fair competition within the tech sector.

As this legal battle unfolds, it will be closely monitored by industry experts and legal professionals, as it may establish a precedent for future patent disputes in the digital entertainment sector.

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