VSL Communications and Max Sound Corporation Obtain Preliminary Injuctions
SANTA MONICA, CA--(Marketwired - September 11, 2014) - VSL Communications, creators of Optimized Data Transmission technology and Max Sound Corporation (OTCQB: MAXD) (MAXD) creators of MAX-D HD Audio solutions, have been granted multiple preliminary injunctions from the District Court Berlin against OEM's (Original Equipment Manufacturers) to stop the sale of certain Google Android devices in the Federal Republic of Germany at the Premier show IFA in Berlin (Internationale Funkausstellung, http://www.ifa-berlin.de/en), the world's leading fair for Consumer Electronics and Home Appliances).
Max Sound, under agreement with VSL Communications, is enforcing intellectual property rights on VSL's behalf and has obtained preliminary injunctions against Shenzhen KTC Technology Co. Ltd and Pact Informatique S.A., France. German Customs authorities further inspected several other exhibitors of smartphones and tablet PC's with Android operating system. Shenzhen KTC Technology Co. Ltd. is one of the largest Chinese electronics groups operating worldwide, and Pact Informatique is a French electronics company operating in many European countries under the brand Storex. Max Sound's actions were based on infringement of VSL's European Patent EP 2 026 277 concerning an Optimized Data Transmission System Method. The Infringement was found on the basis that Google's Android OS implements the H.264-Standard for video encoding, which is protected by VSL's patent. A bailiff seized all smartphones and tablets of KTC and Pact at the trade fair IFA in Berlin on September 10, 2014. The injunctions have no automatic time limit, and opponents can file an opposition.
VSL Communications and Max Sound have retained the prestigious law firms of ARNOLD RUESS and Wittmann Hernandez, both specializing in International Intellectual Property Rights.
About ARNOLD RUESS: An internationally known boutique IP firm that specializes in the entire field of intellectual property and is highly recommended by all major rankings including Legal 500, IAM 1000, WTR 1000, Chambers, Who's Who Legal and Best Lawyers. A spin-off from one of the world's largest international firms, ARNOLD RUESS represents national and international corporate clients ranging from innovative medium size companies to Fortune 500 level in IP strategy and litigation. To learn more about ARNOLD RUESS, please visit www.arnold-ruess.com
About Wittmann Hernandez: The patent law firm Wittmann Hernandez advises and represents global players, small and medium sized companies and universities from North America, Asia, Europe and Germany. The areas of practice include drafting, filing, prosecuting, defending and enforcing of intellectual property rights, in particular patents. Since many years, Yorck Hernandez is involved in cross-border litigations as well as licensing negotiations, with a focus on telecommunications. For more information on Wittmann Hernandez, please visit http://www.wh-ip.com
About VSL Communications: VSL Communications (VSL) is the owner of the Technology, Trade Secrets, Patents and all other Know-How to the Optimized Data Transmission System and Method, which reduces multi-media content and data files in a lossless format.
About Max Sound Corporation: As creators of acclaimed MAX-D HD Audio, Max Sound can provide a better solution for Audio, Video and Data transmissions. Max Sound is the company that brings forth technologies for the betterment of our world, including VSL's Optimized Data Transmission Technology. Max Sound®, MAXD® and MAX-D Audio Perfected® are registered trademarks. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. To learn more about the MAX-D Technology, please visit www.maxsound.com
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