Home > News > 3 Patent Suits Filed Against Live VR Cam Sites • Bookmark   • Newsletters   • Register Search Options

NEWS STORY

3 Patent Suits Filed Against Live VR Cam Sites

3 Patent Suits Filed Against Live VR Cam Sites
Get XBIZ News
Oct 10, 2016 3:52 PM PDT    Text size: 

MARSHALL, Texas — Patent holding company Virtual Immersion Technologies LLC has filed lawsuits against three companies that operate live virtual reality cam sites.

The trio of identical lawsuits, all filed at U.S. District Court in Marshall, Texas, claim defendants are infringing on U.S. Patent No. 6,409,599, which is entitled, “Interactive Virtual Reality Performance Theater Entertainment System.”

The suits, all filed last month, target Miami Lakes, Fla.-based Secure Live Media, which operates CamSoda.com; London-based TxtMe TV Ltd., which runs Xpanded TV; and Alhaurin de la Torre, Spain-based Aplicaciones Para Realidad Virtual, which runs VirtualPorn360.com.

At first glance, the Virtual Immersion Technologies patent is perceived as quite broad and its filing is reminiscent of half a dozen suits filed in 2015 over the intellectual property used in the making of haptic toys. TZU Technologies LLC filed six patents suits against RealTouch, Comingle, Holland Haptics, Vibease, Frixion and Winzz over its teledildonic patent.

Virtual Immersion Technologies’ intellectual property, U.S. Patent No. 6,409,599, relates to an immersive virtual reality environment, in which a live performer interacts with one or more participants and includes live or prerecorded video and tools to enable the performer and the participant to each partially control the experience.

The patent’s inventors were Randy and Susan Sprout, with Ham On Rye Technologies Inc. as its original assignee. Virtual Immersion Technologies now holds the patent, which was originally published in 2002.

Virtual Immersion Technologies, in its prayer for relief, seeks a judgment for infringement, damages and attorneys fees.

Officials at Secure Live Media, or CamSoda, did not immediately respond for XBIZ comment. TxtMe TV Ltd. and Alhaurin de la Torre were not reachable.

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 !

OPINIONS & VIEWS

Finding the Right Payment Business Model

One consistency among nearly all paysite owners is that they are creatures of habit. After all, how else could someone tirelessly produce or procure similar content steadily in order to update their commercial... More »

What Payment Plan Suits Your Bottom Line

The most disappointing aspect of merchant processing is having to tell a merchant that all domestic options have been exhausted and that there isn’t a bank in the U.S. willing to open a merchant... More »

The Journey Toward Artificial Intelligence in Processing

Let’s be honest. If you’re running a company you spend most of your time trying figure out what the hell is going on. Then you spend the rest of your time — what’s left of it —... 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.
Access the latest issues of the industry's leading trade publications in digital form. View online or download for offline viewing.

UPCOMING EVENTS

XBIZ 2017

Jan 09 - Jan 13
Hollywood, CA

XBIZ Awards 2017

Jan 12 - Jan 12
Los Angeles, CA

ANME Founders Show

Jan 14 - Jan 15
Los Angeles Marriott Burbank Airport

Everything To Do With Sex Show

Jan 20 - Jan 22
Montréal, Québec
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!