HD Radio broadcasters and OEMs sued for patent infringement

Wednesday, December 4, 2013 - 11:00am

In what is widely interpreted a patent trolling, some radio broadcasters using HD digital transmission technology (HD Radio) alongside their analog signals are being sued by Delaware Radio Technologies and Wyncomm LLC for patent infringement. The spate of lawsuits has recently expanded to auto companies which build HD radios into their cars.

The lawsuit targets on the radio side are reportedly large broadcasters, lending credence to the trolling theory, as that strategy often aims for a deep-pocketed settlement. HD Radio technology developer iBiquity is not named in the filings. 

RAIN spoke to iBiquity CEO Bob Struble, who cited company policy against commenting on litigation matters, but offered: “We are aware of [the lawsuits] and are working closely with broadcasters and automakers on them.”

HD radio-equipped smartphone could be demoed by next spring

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 11:00am

Intel, Emmis and iBiquity are developing an HD radio-equipped smartphone

Editor's note: RAIN will return Tuesday, 10/11.

Intel, Emmis Interactive and iBiquity are reportedly developing a smartphone equipped with HD radio.

The companies hope to demo the device at the NAB Show in spring 2012. Inside Radio reports, "if a [mobile] carrier likes what it sees, it's possible the handset could be in stores by the end of 2012."

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