one Bites the Dust
Acacia PR announced
today that Playboy has licensed the DMT patent in this Business
Acacia Technologies Licenses Digital Media Transmission Technology
to Playboy Monday March 15, 7:00 am ET
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--March 15, 2004--Acacia Research
Corporation (Nasdaq:ACTG - News; Nasdaq:CBMX - News) announced today
that its Acacia Technologies group has entered into a License Agreement
for its Digital Media Transmission ("DMT") technology
with Playboy Enterprises, Inc.
Acacia has now entered into 118 license agreements for its DMT technology
with companies in the hotel in-room entertainment, e-learning, and
online music, movie, sports, news, information, and adult entertainment
note, Playboy's internet video is being managed by Real Networks
professional services. You would think Real would step in to help
a customer, not to mention the thousands and thousands of websites
out there that use Real Servers for their audio/video streaming.
is not exempt from Acacia's DMT patent. Software like the Real Server,
does not infringe upon the DMT patent, until you add content.
service (downloadable music) and streaming video Premium Pass all
clearly infringe the absurd DMT patent claims.
While Real has
not stepped in to help Playboy out, it will have to jump into the
patent fighting ring eventually, given SightSound's victory over
BMG and USA Video's patent waiting in the wings.
a business decision" is what the Playboy PR might read.
Real is no stranger
to the courtroom as they are suing Microsoft. Judge Ware (the same
judge presiding over the Acacia case) is involved. Read more in
article on Playboy licensing with Acacia DMT Patent.