ACTV Sues Disney, Alleges Patent Infringement

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ACTV

(IATV)

filed a patent infringement lawsuit against

Disney

(DIS) - Get Report

and its ABC and ESPN units.

ACTV claims the Enhanced TV systems offered in connection with the broadcasts of

Monday Night Football

and

Who Wants To Be A Millionaire

on ABC, along with

Sunday Night Football

on ESPN, infringes on three of the company's patents. ACTV is seeking an injunction and unspecified monetary damages.

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"We view the Disney litigation as a step we must take to protect our patents and support our licensing program," ACTV, a New York-based interactive television technology maker, said in a statement.

Representatives for Disney weren't immediately available for comment.

Shares of ACTV fell 13 cents, or 2.6%, to $4.75 in recent

Nasdaq

trading. Disney dropped $1.50, or 5.2%, to $27.63 on the Big Board.