licenses the DMT patent from Acacia today. Acacia PR:
Acacia Technologies Licenses Digital Media Transmission Technology
to the Walt Disney Company
Thursday February 26, 7:00 am ET
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 26, 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 Disney Enterprises, Inc. The license includes the Walt Disney
Internet Group which operates the Disney, ESPN, and ABCNews websites.
Acacia has now entered into 116 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
There has been
several visits by Disney and some of its properties to this website
and it is disappointing that no Disney attorney contacted me to
see what kind of prior art that we had found. Afterall, the information
is provided for FREE and would have
given them more insight into the absurdity of the DMT patent claims.
There is an
urban myth that larger companies that sign with Acacia must mean
that the patent is valid.
saying comes to mind: "it was a business decision".
got free advertising by Acacia to be the next target by SightSound
and USA Video.
welcome the next patentee with cookies and lemonade or will after
the 2nd or 3rd set of licenses will they decide 'enough is enough'
When the current
defendants are found to be not-infringing, the companies that signed
will have to continue to pay licenses. They would have to stop paying
Acacia, get sued by Acacia for breach of contract, and then go to
court to show the judge the non-infringement ruling from the defendants
case to get out.
It just goes
to show that big corporations follow the same line of thinking as
marital instability, "it's cheaper to keep her".