YesVideo Files Patent Infringement Lawsuit to Protect Online Video Editing and Distribution Technologies
YesVideo, the largest and most trusted family movies digitization and online cloud service worldwide, has filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against iMemories, Inc. alleging that iMemories online video editing and distribution services infringe YesVideo’s U.S. Patent No., 8,867,894. This ‘894 patent issued in 2014 from an application that is entitled to a priority date of June 16, 2000.
In the lawsuit, YesVideo alleges that iMemories “has been, and continues to infringe” YesVideo’s ‘894 patent. Specifically, iMemories actively promotes its services, including at Walgreens, Best Buy, Kodak, and The UPS Store, for online editing and distribution of video content including the distribution of edited home movies via physical media (e.g., DVD discs) and online via social media and email. As alleged in the lawsuit, this iMemories’ service infringes the ‘894 patent.
YesVideo seeks an injunction requiring iMemories to promptly cease its ongoing infringement of the ‘894 patent in the future and damages as compensation for iMemories past infringement.
“YesVideo developed and patented this type of online editing and distribution on physical media and through online channels as described in the ‘894 patent and has not licensed it to any competitors,” said Brian Knapp, General Counsel of YesVideo, “YesVideo’s ‘894 patent has a priority date of June 16, 2000 – a reflection of YesVideo’s pioneering innovation in this space. YesVideo was ahead of the state of the art in 2000, and it is unfair for late-comers such as iMemories to infringe the ‘894 patent and take the benefits of YesVideo’s investments and contributions to this field.”
“YesVideo welcomes fair competition from any company, but it cannot permit other companies to infringe and use its patented inventions without permission,” said Mr. Knapp. “YesVideo took this step in order to ensure that our investment in providing the best and most innovative online editing and ordering tools for the customers of our retail partners is properly protected – and to make sure that we can continue investing in the best technology to provide the industry-leading home video transfer services,” Mr. Knapp stated.
YesVideo, Inc. is committed to protecting its intellectual property and technology investments in innovative video and personal media digitization, cloud editing and storage, and distribution technologies. YesVideo has a long history of technology development and innovation in video transfer, editing, and distribution, as reflected in the fifteen patents YesVideo has been awarded worldwide.
YesVideo, Inc., founded in 1999, solves a massive personal video problem: 1.5 billion vintage videos from the ‘20s to 2000s are currently stored in the attics and closets of 90 million U.S. households, where they are fading and decaying day by day. YesVideo saves those memories by digitizing them and making them available for online editing and distribution using its patented technologies.
YesVideo currently serves over 30,000 retail locations in the United States. 8 million customers have already trusted YesVideo to digitize and preserve their most valuable family memories.
With over 80,000 square feet of operations on both coasts in the U.S., YesVideo is headquartered in Santa Clara, California in the heart of Silicon Valley, and is by far the largest personal media transfer company in the world. YesVideo’s East Coast production facility is located in Norcross, Georgia. All orders are processed in one of YesVideo’s USA studios using the latest state-of-the-art technology and most secure processes.
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