The complaint has been filed in the US district court in Marshall, Texas and covers one of Sonic's video editing patents.
Sonic alleges that Nero has broken US Patent 6,204,840, which dates back to 1998 and relates to 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.
New light-guiding nanoscale device can control and monitor a nanoparticle trapped in a laser beam with high sensitivity
Optical traps are scientific instruments in which a focused laser beam is used to exert an attractive or repulsive force on a microscopic object to hold it in place
Scientists estimate that the exoplanet has already lost up to 35 per cent of its mass over its lifetime
The observations were made using the Atacama Array in the Chilean desert
J1043+2408 was observed for more than 10 years, and its radio light curve exhibited a periodic signal repeating in about 563 days