Roxio slaps Nero with patent lawsuit

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Roxio slaps Nero with patent lawsuit

'Digital multimedia composition' allegedly covers video editing
using graphical storyline.

Sonic Solutions, which owns the Roxio brand of products, has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against German software manufacturer Nero AG and its American affiliate Nero Inc.

The complaint has been filed in the US district court in Marshall, Texas and covers one of Sonic's video editing patents. 

Sonic alleges that Nero has broken US Patent 6,204,840, which dates back to 1998 and relates to techniques for "digital multimedia composition".

Among other applications the patent covers improved ways to create digital videos using a graphical 'storyline' to sequence individual video segments.
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