FOSTER CITY, Calif. (March 29, 2016) — Conviva Inc., the leader in Over-the-Top (OTT) experience management for the world’s top media companies, today announced that it has filed a lawsuit against Nice People at Work (NPAW) for infringement of multiple U.S. patents. The complaint, which was filed in the United States District Court for the Northern District of California, seeks a permanent injunction, as well as unspecified damages.
“The OTT ecosystem is evolving fast,” said Dr. Hui Zhang, CEO of Conviva. “Conviva has spent a decade investing in and developing award-winning video monitoring and optimization solutions, and holds several foundational patents protecting its technology. We believe innovation and diversity provides for a stronger ecosystem. However, we cannot stand by and watch Conviva’s IP be intentionally and flagrantly exploited, and we will defend our intellectual property rights through every means available to us.”
Conviva’s complaint asserts that NPAW has willfully infringed and continues to infringe on a number of key patents, including United States Patent Nos. 8,874,725, 9,100,288 and 9,246,965, which relate to the computation and summarization of video streaming metrics as well as delivery resource selection and switching.
Conviva partners with top tier media companies and premium OTT video broadcasters and operators like HBO, ESPN, Sony, and Sky to deliver optimized viewing experiences that maximize customer engagement. The Conviva Intelligent Control Platform helps providers meet and exceed ever-changing audience expectations for video experience, across a multi-screen viewing environment. Using a unique real-time map of the Internet video delivery ecosystem, the platform provides 360-degree visibility across all users, maximizes picture fidelity, and eliminates playback delays and interruptions. Multi-dimensional reports and analyses of the top tier OTT market, based on Conviva’s tracking of 50 billion streams annually, enable data-driven decisions, supporting successful development of market-leading services. Conviva is based in Silicon Valley, with offices in New York and London. Please visit www.conviva.com and follow us on Twitter @Conviva.
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