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TiVo sued by Microsoft over patents

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 20 Jan 2010 18:28 User comments (7)

TiVo sued by Microsoft over patents Microsoft has sued TiVo this week, accusing the DVR company of patent infringement.
The suit says TiVo illegally used technology relating to "purchasing and delivering video and the ability to display programming information."

Last year, TiVo sued AT&T in a similar suit, and it appears Microsoft has intervened on AT&T's behalf. AT&T is Microsoft's largest customer for its Internet video platform, with Microsoft's video delivery platform powering AT&T's Internet-based TV service.

Microsoft has explained that it will end the suit with a licensing agreement in place, but that TiVo has not been responsive.

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7 user comments

121.1.2010 4:59

What a still can't match TiVo's capabilities and so they sue them?

221.1.2010 5:14

I know..come hate on Microsoft the way you guys always do. Blah..Blah blah..

I'm just happy someones suing TIVO..because I know they aren't perfect. TIVO spends their time suing the hell out of so many different companies it's ridiculous. It's about time somebody sues them back. I really hope Microsoft wins this one.

321.1.2010 11:43

(fgamer) I agree TiVo has made most of their cash in the last few years suing companies, its pathetic really.

421.1.2010 11:47

Actually it's boring.. sue sue sue.. all because they have scared off anybody who might actually come up with anything new...

wonderful.. the prediction of patents and copyrights stifling innovation and creativity bites far earlier than the 5 to 10 years the "experts" were predicting...

Now tendo should sue the backside off $ony for the motion sensing controller they are planning... cos tendo made it first yeah?.. at least on a console..

boring boring boring... lets go back to bashing rocks together.. hold on.. let me file a patent and copyright the ip on "tools made from stone" first......

521.1.2010 22:47

Microsoft suing for patent infringement? If that isn't the pot calling the kettle black, I don't know what is.

This message has been edited since its posting. Latest edit was made on 21 Jan 2010 @ 22:48

If your fish seems sick, put it back in the water.

622.1.2010 2:14

Microsoft has explained that it will end the suit with a licensing agreement in place, but that TiVo has not been responsive.

I guess we will have to watch this space and wait and see what happens.
At least Microsoft is compromising on this one.

722.1.2010 4:00

Probably all based upon patents on XBL and then applying them to TiVO

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