NDS Countersues DirecTV

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NDS Group plc filed a countersuit against DirecTV Inc., which had accused the
conditional-access vendor of fraud and misappropriating trade secrets in a
lawsuit filed last month.

In its action, NDS alleged that DirecTV has been working with a chip
manufacturer to 'develop a knock-off of NDS' latest-generation smart card.'

NDS accused the direct-broadcast satellite company of misappropriating trade
secrets and conspiring to infringe on its patents.