CEDAR Audio successfully enforces patent
WORLD: CEDAR Audio has concluded an agreement with Diamond Cut Productions Inc. in respect of US Patent No. 7,978,862, which is commonly known as ‘the Retouch patent’.
Having acknowledged the validity of CEDAR’s patent, Diamond Cut Productions has issued a notice of recall for its DC8 and DCForensic8 products stating: ‘To settle the lawsuit brought by CEDAR Audio Limited asserting claims of infringement of US Patent No. 7,978,862, Diamond Cut Productions Inc. has agreed to discontinue the Direct Spectral Editing feature of its DC8 and DCForensics8 software, and recall all versions of its DC8 and DCForensics8 with Direct Spectral Editing sold in the United States. DCP will no longer support the DC8 and DCForensics8 products with Direct Spectral Editing.’
The recall notice concludes that owners and users of affected versions of DC8 and DCForensics8 should contact Diamond Cut Productions to obtain replacement software that does not contain Direct Spectral Editing.