Summit 6 Announces Federal Lawsuit Over Digital Uploading Patents

Feb 23, 2011, 11:38 ET from Summit 6 LLC

DALLAS, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Dallas-based technology provider Summit 6 LLC is announcing a patent infringement lawsuit filed today in Texas federal court to protect and enforce the company's intellectual property rights related to two U.S. patents that cover technology used to quickly resize, compress and transmit digital photographs and other media.

The lawsuit is filed in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Texas against Research in Motion, Samsung, Multiply, Facebook and Photobucket. The case is Summit 6 LLC v Research in Motion Corp., et al., No. 3:11-CV-367.

Employees from Summit 6 developed the technology covered in U.S. Patent Nos. 6,895,557 and 7,765,482 during the late 1990s. These patents cover software and methods for pre-processing media, such as digital photographs, before transmission to a remote location.

Summit 6's patents deliver increased ease-of-use and significantly faster upload times compared to prior technologies. The patents are also credited for reducing network traffic as well as the need for extensive digital storage and reprocessing by remote servers.

For more than 10 years, Summit 6's groundbreaking technology has been successfully utilized, with permission, by numerous companies around the world, including more than 100 newspapers and online marketplaces in the United States and United Kingdom. The company's inventions, widely commercialized through Summit 6 predecessors PictureWorks Technology, Inc., Internet Pictures Corporation (IPIX) and AdMission Corporation, have changed the way the public uses digital media on a daily basis.

Summit 6 believes that the defendants are using its technology without permission to produce and sell devices and/or operate websites where digital content is compressed or otherwise processed on users' personal computers or mobile devices before being uploaded to and received by a remote server.

Attorneys for Summit 6 have requested a jury trial.

Dallas-based Summit 6 LLC develops and licenses media processing and management solutions to a wide range of online industries. Its patented technologies have been licensed and deployed by some of the world's most successful online businesses, serving millions of customers around the world.

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