JERSEY CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Single Touch Systems Inc. (OTC BB: SITO), a technology based mobile media solutions provider that enables businesses, advertisers and brands to easily connect with customers through its patented technologies, announced today that it has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against Hulu, LLC in the United States District Court in the Central District of California. Single Touch alleges that Hulu has knowingly and willfully infringed upon a Single Touch patent that protects its streaming and routing media technology. In its complaint, Single Touch seeks compensatory and enhanced damages from Hulu. The patent at issue covers Single Touch’s unique streaming and routing media technology, which allows a publisher to stream video content to users and serve advertisements, among other applications.
Single Touch has retained the law firm Polsinelli Shughart to handle the case through Keith Grady, chair of the Intellectual Property and Technology Litigation Group, and James Stipek, a shareholder in the Science and Technology Group. Polsinelli Shughart maintains a national presence in intellectual property enforcement and litigation in technology industries that have a need to protect innovation.
With $420 million in revenue in 2011¹, Hulu is a leading online, subscription-based and advertising supported media streaming service that delivers on-demand premium content to its customers. In the United States, paid subscribers to Hulu Plus exceeded 2 million in Q1 2012. Founded in 2007, Hulu is owned by NBCUniversal, News Corporation (Nasdaq: NWSA), The Walt Disney Company (NYSE: DIS), and Providence Equity Partners.²
"Filing this lawsuit is the next step in a process that began in August of 2011, when we originally notified Hulu of our ownership of this patent. Single Touch is very serious about defending our intellectual property not only as a revenue stream, but also because it serves as the backbone of our thriving core operating business,” said Anthony Macaluso, Chairman and Chief Innovation Officer.
¹Source: Hulu CEO blog post (http://blog.hulu.com/2012/01/12/2011-2012-and-beyond/)
About Single Touch Interactive, Inc.
Single Touch Interactive, Inc. is a technology based mobile solutions provider serving businesses, advertisers and brands. Through patented technologies and a modular, adaptable platform, Single Touch’s multi-channel messaging gateway enables marketers to reach consumers on all types of connected devices, with information that engages interest, drives transactions and strengthens relationships and loyalty.
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About Polsinelli Shughart
With more than 600 attorneys, Polsinelli Shughart (www.polsinelli.com) is a national law firm and recognized leader in the areas of intellectual property, health care, financial services, real estate, life sciences, energy and business litigation. Serving corporate, institutional and individual clients, the firm builds enduring relationships by creating value through our legal services - with passion, ingenuity and a sense of urgency. The firm has offices in Chicago; Dallas; Denver; Kansas City; Los Angeles; New York; Phoenix; St. Louis; Washington, D.C.; and Wilmington, DE. In California, Polsinelli Shughart LLP.
This news release may contain forward-looking statements that involve risks and uncertainties and reflect Single Touch’s judgment as of the date of this release. These statements may include those regarding strategy, growth and future operations. Actual events or results may differ from Single Touch’s expectations. The risks and uncertainties include reliance on brand owners and wireless carriers, the possible need for additional capital, as well as other risks identified in Single Touch’s most recent Form 10-K filing with the SEC. Single Touch disclaims any intent or obligation to update these forward-looking statements beyond the date of this press release, except as may be required by law.