Home > News > Acacia Secures European Patents • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

Acacia Secures European Patents

Get XBIZ News
XBIZ Research
Will virtual reality boost the paysite market?
Yes, it will soon
  40.56%
Yes, but in a few years
  37.06%
No
  22.38%
Out of 143 votes. Results based on votes submitted by members of XBIZ.net social network.
Jan 14, 2004 12:00 AM PST    Text size: 
NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. -- Acacia Technologies Group announced Wednesday that it has secured 14 additional DMT patents that cover a wider swath of Europe, including the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Belgium, Netherlands, Monaco, Luxembourg, and Greece, the company reported.

Prior to today's announcement, Acacia was issued 17 patents in Europe and 5 patents in the U.S. that pertain to DMT technology and the transmission and receipt of digital audio and digital video content over the Internet.

That number now stands at 31 European patents, and according to Robert Berman, executive vice president of business development, Acacia currently has more than 900 additional pending patent claims in the U.S. and Europe combined.

"We have hundreds of additional DMT patent claims pending in the U.S. and Europe that we expect to be granted, with the original 1991 priority date," Berman told XBiz. "Our license agreements cover both existing and future DMT patents, so our licensees are covered no matter what additional DMT patents are granted. On the other hand, for those companies that elect to try and fight these patents in court, the fight will continually get harder as additional patents are issued and asserted against the litigants."

There has been much speculation over when Acacia will begin to approach the European webmaster community over patent infringement claims, and while Berman did not offer an exact date, he said that Acacia will be rolling out a European licensing campaign sometime in 2004.

Berman added that many European adult entertainment companies are already covered under Acacia's U.S. patent claims because they hold themselves out to do business in the U.S.

According to Brandon of Fight The Patent, Acacia announced in its Q3 conference call that they would be going into the European territory by Q4 of 2003.

"It's now Q1 2004, and with the PR of their European patents, it would seem they are ready to go to Europe.

Brandon added that Acacia should expect to face even more rancor from the European Internet community than it has in the U.S.

"Folks especially from the Netherlands are really adamant against Acacia and feel that Acacia will have a lot of difficulty coming up against European laws," Brandon told XBiz. "They are ready to fight this thing."

More ways to get XBIZ News:  RSS Feeds  |  E-Newsletters  |  Desktop Widget  |  Mobile
Looking for porn star news and behind-the-scene videos? Check out XFANZ.com !

BUSINESS ANALYSIS

Manufacturers Take Action Against Counterfeit Sex Toys

The mainstreaming of pleasure products is proving to be a blessing and a curse for the sex toy industry. As the demand for pleasure products continues to grow, manufacturers are seeing an increase of counterfeiters... More »

Trends in Paysite Design, Content Delivery

Given the highly visual nature of adult entertainment, it is no surprise that many paysites have shown design-forward approaches — some skirting the bleeding edge, while others sought stability over... More »

Surviving Affiliates Seem to Be Thriving

Long a mainstay of traffic generation for adult website owners and monetization channel for tech savvy marketers, “sponsor programs” have delivered countless millions of dollars to affiliates... More »
XBIZ NEWSLETTERS
Stay informed of the latest industry developments. Get XBIZ newsletters delivered to your inbox. Subscribe today!
Enter email address:

* To manage existing subscriptions click here.






POPULAR PRODUCTS & SERVICES
Submit your press release to
multiple news outlets with 1 click.
Subscribe to RSS news feeds or
add free content to your website.
Access XBIZ news and articles
with your mobile device.
Subscribe to XBIZ Premiere magazine, the industry's leading adult retail trade publications, delivering the most timely and comprehensive business news and information to producers and retailers of adult products.

UPCOMING EVENTS

eroFame

Oct 05 - Oct 07
Hannover, Germany

EXXXOTICA Edison

Nov 04 - Nov 06
Edison, New Jersey

2016 Inked Awards

Nov 05 - Nov 05
Edison, New Jersey

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA
Everyday thousands of business professionals browse XBIZ's industry directory for quality products and services. Not listed yet? Your company could be losing potential new business. Submit your company today!
Use XBIZ RSS feeds to stay informed of the latest industry developments or as a content syndication tool for your website!