SANTA MONICA, Calif., Dec. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Early December Max Sound Corporation (OTCQB: MAXD) filed a lawsuit with the District Court of Mannheim, Germany, against Google Inc., Mountain View, USA, Google Commerce Ltd., Dublin, Ireland, Google Germany GmbH, Hamburg, Germany, and the Google subsidiary YouTube LLC, San Bruno, USA, over allegations of the infringement of a video streaming patent, which is valid for the world's most important markets.
The publicly traded U.S. based technology company, Max Sound Corp, is inventor of the MAX-‐D HD Audio Standard, and is holder of a worldwide license of the patent EU 2 026 277, which allows for economically efficient transport of digital content due to greatly optimized data capacity. The patent was founded by VSL Communications, a subsidiary of Vedanti Systems Ltd.
Max Sound Corp. claims that all products on the market that use the format H.264 for video compression infringe the asserted patent. This allegation comprises, in particular, current versions of the Google operating system Android, which is installed on many mobile phones and tablet devices. The complaint addresses the current Google Products: Nexus 5, Nexus 6, Nexus 9 Chromebook and Chromecast.
Max Sound Corp. additionally alleges infringement of the patent in the video service from YouTube, in which a newer format VP8 is used in addition to H.264, which is part of the action. In the "action," Max Sound requests information about profits and damages for each video streamed to Germany in one of the relevant formats.
The court ruling is expected in less than 12 months.
With this legal action, Max Sound Corp. follows its international strategy of comprehensively asserting their protective rights.
Legal advisors of Max Sound Corp. in Germany are ARNOLD RUESS, Düsseldorf, and WITT-‐MANN HERNANDEZ, Munich. Both law firms are experts in the entire field of intellectual property.
About ARNOLD RUESS: An internationally known boutique IP firm that specializes in the entire field of intellectual property and is highly recommended by all major rankings including Legal 500, IAM 1000, WTR 1000, Chambers, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers. A spin-off from one of the world's largest international firms, ARNOLD RUESS represents national and international corporate clients ranging from innovative medium size companies to Fortune 500 level in IP strategy and litigation. To learn more about ARNOLD RUESS, please visit http://www.arnold-ruess.com.
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About Max Sound Corporation: As creators of acclaimed MAX-D HD Audio, Max Sound provides a better solution for Audio, Video and Data transmissions. Max Sound is the company that brings forth technologies for the betterment of our world, including VSL's Optimized Data Transmission Technology. Max Sound®, MAXD® and MAX-D Audio Perfected® are registered trademarks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To learn more about the MAX-D Technology, please visit http://www.maxsound.com.
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