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DreamWorks Wins Patent Victory In Federal Circuit

WASHINGTON (CN) - DreamWorks, New Line Productions, Warner Bros. Entertainment and other major production companies won a patent infringement claim in the Federal Circuit over a DVD feature called ReVoice Studio, which lets users combine their own voice with pre-existing video images stored on the DVD.

Inventor David Sitrick claimed ReVoice Studio infringes on his two patents for technology that lets users put their own voice or image into a pre-existing video game or movie.

The court said Sitrick's patents do not apply to ReVoice Studio, because neither patent "teaches how the substitution and integration of a user image would be accomplished in movies" without requiring "undue experimentation" from a skilled expert.

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