Virgin Media has secured a victory in the latest patent case brought by technology provider Rovi against the Liberty Global-owned UK cable operator.
The UK Court of Appeal has rejected an appeal by Rovi against a High Court ruling in relation to a patent centred on the ability to pause-and-resume on-demand and live TV programmes on different devices. The High Court ruled Rovi’s claim to be invalid and revoked the patent.
“Virgin Media’s staunch defence of Rovi’s meritless patent claims has been vindicated by the High Court and the Court of Appeal. This latest victory in the Court of Appeal follows eleven defeats out of eleven for Rovi, and upholds our position regarding Rovi patents over the last seven years. One Rovi appeal remains and we are confident that it will be rejected by the court,” said Brigitte Trafford, chief corporate affairs officer at Virgin Media.