Blockbuster Goes Antitrust on Netflix
“Responding to a lawsuit that Netflix leveled against it two months ago, Blockbuster said on Tuesday that it has filed an antitrust counterclaim alleging that its online rival is trying to use the courts to secure a monopoly for itself.
“Netflix, the first company to market a DVD-by-mail subscription service, sued Blockbuster in April claiming that its Blockbuster Online infringed on patents it held. Netflix maintained that when it launched in 1999, such a service was not obvious.”
Paul Bond. Blockbuster Counters Netflix Suit. WashingtonPost.com. June 14, 2006.
Related Stories & Documents:
- Ars Technica. Blockbuster Fires Back At Netflix With Suit of Its Own. June 14, 2006.
- U.S. Patent & Trademark Office. Approach for Renting Items to Customers (Patent No. 7,024,381 assigned to Netflix Inc.). April 4, 2006.
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