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MediaTube turns on counsel, denied appeal amendment

telecom | 07/03/2018 4:31 pm EDT

The Federal Court of Appeal has turned away an attempt by MediaTube Corp. — in its already-dismissed patent infringement case against BCE Inc. — to introduce potential new evidence in its appeal based on allegations its lawyers were engaged in a conflict of interest. The $350-million suit stretches back to 2013, when MediaTube and NorthVu Inc. jointly filed the case against Bell’s Fibe TV. The two alleged Bell’s IPTV service is using certain patents it owns without a license. The Federal Court tossed the case out in January last year, but the two filed an appeal — with NorthVu...

NorthVu drops Bell IPTV patent case

Media | 05/31/2017 5:05 pm EDT

NorthVu Inc. has abandoned an appeal it filed with MediaTube Corp. in a dispute with BCE Inc. NorthVu filed a notice of discontinuance on May 23 in an appeal the two parties launched in February, against a January Federal Court decision that found Bell did not infringe a patent belonging to the two companies. NorthVu and MediaTube had claimed Bell and its Bell Aliant division used their patent, which allows TV signals to be more efficiently managed by sending only those signals the user selects, in its Fibe TV IPTV offering. The appeal filed by MediaTube continues....

Appeal filed in Bell IPTV case

Media | 02/07/2017 9:09 pm EST

A lengthy legal battle between BCE Inc. and two companies that claim Bell infringed on their IPTV patent has been extended, one month after a Federal Court judge dismissed the case. MediaTube Corp. and NorthVu...

Federal Court tosses patent suit against Bell for IPTV technology

Media | 01/06/2017 9:42 pm EST

What began more than three years ago as a $350-million claim of patent infringement against BCE Inc. devolved into a pale imitation of its former self and will lead to...

Companies seeking injunction for Bell’s IPTV technology

telecom | 06/20/2016 9:08 pm EDT

Whether a patent encompasses technology used by BCE Inc.’s IPTV service will be a central issue as a patent case two-plus years in the making gets its date in court Tuesday....

Bell facing $350M lawsuit over IPTV technology: report

telecom | 03/31/2015 7:05 pm EDT

BCE Inc. is facing a patent lawsuit for $350 million plus future royalties and penalties related to technology used for distributing IPTV service, the Financial Post reported. An article published on...