Read All The Details of Ongoing HD Radio Patent Suit in US
Wyncomm LLC claims the radio broadcasters namely Beasley Broadcast Group, CBS Radio, Clear Channel parent CC Media Holdings, Cox Media Group, Cumulus Media, Entercom, Entravision, Greater Media, Hubbard Radio, Radio Disney, Radio One, Saga, Townsquare Media and Univision are using in-band, on-channel technology and therefore infringing on U.S. patent no. 5,506,866 and several associated patents. Wynncom lists Delaware Radio Technologies (DRT) as the exclusive licensee for its technology, and DRT is listed as a plaintiff in the suit.
Wyncomm along with DRT has also filed a second set of lawsuits in U.S. District Court in Delaware alleging that Ford, Chrysler, General Motors, Toyota, BMW and 13 other car companies.
Wyncomm ‘866 patent is for voice and data transmission technology for HD Radio broadcasts. It was applied for in 1993 and granted in 1996. IBOC digital radio technology did not receive FCC approval until 2002.