SONIC Solutions, makers of the Roxio disc burning software has reported that it has filed a Patent Infringement Complaint Against its German competitor Nero AG and Nero Inc. for infringement of one of Sonic's video editing patents.

The complaint, filed in the United States district court in Marshall, Texas, alleges that Nero's video editing software infringes Sonic's US Patent, which relates to certain techniques for "digital multimedia composition".

Among other applications, the patent covers improved ways to create digital videos using a graphical "storyline" to sequence individual video segments.