Press releasesJune 7, 2016
Stingray Digital Group Inc. (TSX: RAY. A; RAY. B.), a leading business-to-business multiplatform music solutions provider, announced today that it has received notice of a complaint for patent infringement brought by Music Choice in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, alleging infringement of certain claims under U.S. Patent no. 8,769,602; no. 9,357,245; no. 7,320,025; and no. 9,351,045.
Although Stingray is in the process of analyzing the claims made in the complaint, including the validity of the patents asserted by Music Choice, Stingray believes that the Music Choice allegations are simply not relevant: Stingray does not use (much less infringe) the Music Choice patents. Given the significant inroads that Stingray has made in the U.S. market with its industry-changing technology, Stingray believes that Music Choice’s complaint is without merit and primarily motivated by competitive concerns rather than a desire to protect its intellectual property. Stingray believes that Music Choice’s actions are a desperate attempt to disrupt how enthusiastically customers have embraced Stingray’s innovative product offering alleging infringement of certain claims. Stingray intends to vigorously defend itself against this action.