Kudelski, Netflix bury the hatchet

DetailsEditor | 14 January 2015

Ending what has been a protracted and at times rancorous legal row, Kudelski Group and Netflix have resolved their pending patent litigation and entered into a long-term business relationship.

The battle began in October 2013 when the Kudelski subsidiary OpenTV filed a suit against the subscription video-on-demand (SVOD) leader alleging that Netflix had infringed its patents. Yet the two have now come to an understanding whereby they will dismiss all pending patent litigation in the United States and agree to a long-term stay of the pending Dutch patent litigation.

In addition the two firms are to enter a product relationship enabling the Kudelski Group to pre-integrate its NAGRA any CAST content protection and OpenTV connectware products with the Netflix service for the benefit of Kudelski's customers and prospects.