TiVo hails positive Q2, continues war with Comcast

Newly-instated TiVo CEO Dave Shull has continued the company’s three-year patent war with Comcast during the company’s quarterly earnings call.  When asked about the back and forth between the sparring companies, Shull said that TiVo is “committed to the litigation and Comcast continues to incur liability for their violations of our IP.” Shull continued: “From […]

TiVo and Comcast both claim victory at ITC over Rovi patents

Both TiVo and Comcast have stated that they are happy with the outcome of the International Trade Commission’s (ITC’s) ruling that states the latter was in violation of one of the former’s patents. As confirmed on June 04, Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara ruled that Comcast’s X1 platform infringes Rovi’s patents. In specific, it was […]

TiVo files new patent lawsuits against Comcast

TiVo has filed new patent lawsuits against Comcast in the US, claiming that the pay TV operator’s X1 platform infringes technology invented and patented by Rovi. The lawsuits cover technology related to pausing and resuming shows on different devices, restarting live programming in progress, advanced DVR recording features, and advanced search and voice functionality. Tivo […]

TiVo renews IP licence deal with Sony

TiVo and Sony Corporation have renewed their multi-year intellectual property licence agreement. The agreement grants Sony the license to TiVo’s patent portfolios across all of Sony’s worldwide products and services. “This licence agreement accentuates the value TiVo’s patent portfolios bring to the fast-growing and competitive entertainment industry,” said Arvin Patel, executive vice president and chief […]

V-Nova acquires Faroudja Enterprises patents

Video compression specialist V-Nova has acquired the global patent portfolio of video imaging outfit Faroudja Enterprises. The pair did not disclose the terms of the deal.  V-Nova said that the acquisition of the patent portfolio represented a strong investment by the company in its own long-term technology roadmap. It said that the Faroudja pre- and […]

Verizon renews patent licence deal with Rovi

Verizon Communications has signed a multi-year patent licence renewal with Rovi that is due to run “into the next decade”. Announcing the deal, Rovi said that it now has eight of the top 10 US pay TV providers under license, with six of those having entered into new or renewal agreements in the last year […]

TiVo sues Samsung for patent infringement

TiVo has filed a patent infringement action against Samsung, in a lawsuit that covers four patents, including its ‘Time Warp’ and ‘Trick Play’ patents. The 389 Time Warp patent, which is due to expire in 2018, and two other related patents that have expiration dates further into the future, will be asserted in the case. […]

Kudelski Group signs patent deal with Bloomberg

Media security and technology firm Kudelski Group has signed a multi-year cross-licence patent deal with Bloomberg Finance.  While terms of the deal were confidential, Kudelski said Bloomberg will make a “one-time payment to Kudelski”. “This agreement further validates the relevance of Kudelski’s patent portfolio to online video distribution technologies and platforms in multiple markets including […]

Virgin fends off eleventh Rovi patent claim

UK pay TV operator Virgin Media has won its latest patent case against Rovi Corporation, marking what Virgin claims is the eleventh successive defeat for Rovi out of the eleven patent disputes. All of the eleven patents asserted by Rovi have now either been found invalid and/or revoked by either the English Court or by […]

Court dismisses eighth Rovi patent claim against Virgin Media

An eighth patent claim by Rovi against Virgin Media, related to pausing and resuming programming, has been dismissed by the UK’s High Court today.   The claim centred around pausing and restarting live and on-demand programming on set-top boxes, with Rovi claiming that Virgin Media TiVo’s ability to pause a programme on one set-top box […]