Vizio has filled an antitrust an unfair competition lawsuit against Funai. Vizio claims that Funai is
“acting alone and in concert with others, unlawfully restrained trade and monopolized the market for the licensing of technology used to interpret and retrieve information from a digital television broadcast signal, as well as the market for digital television sets and receivers.” Vizio doesn’t seem to like the fact that Funai acquired the rights for a U.S. patent and it is feeling threatened by it. Who will win and how will this trial affect us all? We’ll see in the months to come.