Seeks Permanent Exclusion Order and Permanent Cease and Desist Order Related to Patent Covering Personal Computer and Electronic Device Functions, Especially Concerning InterVideo's InstantON Products and Technology
Northampton UK December 7th, 2005 – InterVideo, Inc. (NASDAQ: IVII)), a leading provider of software solutions to tier-one consumer electronics and PC manufacturers, announced today that its subsidiary, InterVideo Digital Technology Corporation, has filed a Complaint under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in the United States International Trade Commission, naming as respondents Dell Inc., Winbook Computer Corporation, Cyberlink Corporation of Taiwan, and Cyberlink’s U.S. subsidiary, Cyberlink.com Corporation.
The complaint asks the USITC to initiate an investigation into infringement of U.S. Patent No. 6,765,788 (“the ’788 Patent”), entitled “Method and apparatus for integrating personal computer and electronic device functions,” and to enter permanent exclusion orders and permanent cease and desist orders at the conclusion of the investigation.
InterVideo Digital Technology Corporation earlier filed, in August 2005, a patent infringement lawsuit against Dell in the Northern District of California for infringement of the ‘788 patent. That suit is still pending.
InterVideo is a recognized leader in enabling personal computers with consumer electronics device functionality and believes in promoting ingenuity through the protection of intellectual property.
[Bob Crabtree of HEXUS.net adds - check out this 2004 press release from InterVideo to understand more about how the Linux-based InstantON technology allows PCs to boot up swiftly for playing CDs and DVDs or watching TV or listening to radio]
About InterVideo, Inc.
InterVideo is a leading provider of DVD software. InterVideo has developed a technology platform from which it has created a broad suite of integrated multimedia software products that allow users to capture, edit, author, burn, distribute, and play digital video. InterVideo's software is bundled with products sold by the majority of the leading PC OEMs. The company is headquartered in Fremont, CA with regional offices in Europe, Taiwan, China and Japan. For more information, visit the company's Web site at http://www.intervideo.com.
Safe Harbor Statement
Except for the historical statements contained herein, the foregoing release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding our complaint with the International Trades Commission and the protection of our intellectual property. These forward-looking statements are subject to risks and uncertainties, and actual results could differ materially due to several factors, including but not limited to the inherent uncertainty in litigation and the risks of not successfully proofing validity or infringement of our ‘788 patent; legal expenses may adversely impact our operating results; time and resources from management may distract their attention from the core business; adverse effects on existing business relationships with suppliers and customers; unsuccessful efforts or delays in new products development; customers’ acceptance of InstantON technology; increased competition and pricing pressure; other litigation or claims regarding alleged infringement of third parties’ intellectual property rights; and other risks and uncertainties. Please consult the various reports and documents filed by InterVideo with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, including but not limited to InterVideo's quarterly report on Form 10-Q for other risk factors potentially affecting the Company. All forward-looking statements are made as of the date hereof and InterVideo disclaims any responsibility to update or revise any forward-looking statement provided in this news release.
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