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Kudelski and Yahoo settle patent dispute

Yahoo logoSwitzerland-based TV technology specialist Kudelski Group and Yahoo have settled all pending patent litigation between the pair. Yahoo will make a one-time up-front license fee payment to Kudelski.

The two companies have entered into a patent license agreement  whereby Yahoo will make a one-time up-front license fee payment to Kudelski.

Kudelski-owned OpenTV filed a patent infringement counter-suit against Yahoo in the US in April in the District Court for the Northern District of California.

The group alleged that Yahoo infringed 10 US patents owned by OpenTV and identified a number of infringing products and services, including Yahoo Smart TV, Yahoo Connected TV, Yahoo TV, Yahoo interactive video advertisements, Yahoo fantasy gaming and Yahoo Screen.

OpenTV’s filing responded to a complaint for declaratory judgment filed by Yahoo on January 21. In that filing, Yahoo, following receipt of a letter sent to it by OpenTV, said that it did not infringe seven OpenTV patents. In its suit, Yahoo also attempted to partially invalidate one of the patents.

The patents in question relate to interactive TV, security and sports trivia quizzes.