PacketVideo Sues Spotify

San Diego-based PacketVideo, the former unit of Nextwave Wireless which was acquired by NTT DOCOMO, is suing hot online music streaming service Spotify, according to a lawsuit filed in the California Southern District Court in San Diego yesterday. PacketVideo appears to be suing Spotify over patent infringement, over a patent it holds covering the transmission of digital music information over a communications network. NextWave Wireless sold PacketVideo to DOCOMO in August of 2010. PacketVideo's software was used for streaing media to home consumer electronics devices. The lawsuit is PacketVideo Corporation v. Spotify USA Inc. et al.