12 January 2018
San Jose
Reporter: Barney Dixon

TiVo sues Comcast for patent infringement

TiVo and its subsidiary Rovi Corporation have filed a fresh round of patent lawsuits against Comcast.

The two lawsuits, filed in the US District Court for the Central District of California and the US District Court for the District of Massachusetts, accuse Comcast’s X1 platform of infringing a range of Rovi patents, including patents related to pausing and resuming shows on different devices and restarting live programming in progress.

Enrique Rodriguez, president and CEO of TiVo, commented: “Through decades-long investment in research and development, Rovi has created innovations that delight consumers in their day-to-day entertainment experience.”

“Our commitment to our customers and stockholders compels us to protect these valuable inventions from unlicenced use.”

He said: “Hundreds of media and entertainment leaders around the world recognise the value of our innovations by selecting our products and services and licensing our IP."

“Our goal is for Comcast to renew its long-standing licence so it can continue providing its customers the many popular features Rovi invented.”

Rovi said it also plans to file an additional legal action at the US International Trade Commission (ITC) over the same patents, seeking an order preventing X1 set-top boxes from being imported into the US.

The ITC previously ruled that Comcast had infringed two seperate Rovi patents and barred importation of infringing X1 boxes.

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