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Netflix not infringing Rovi patents, ITC judge says

Written by James Delahunty (Google+) @ 11 Jun 2013 13:54

Netflix not infringing Rovi patents, ITC judge says A U.S. International Trade Commission judge has found that Netflix does not infringe 4 patents held by Rovi Corp, in a preliminary decision dated June 7.
The preliminary decision appeared on the ITC website on Monday, ahead of a planned final decision by the ITC on the patent infringement case in October.

Rovi has already managed to secure settlements with LG Electronics and Mitsubishi for infringing patents related to interactive television program guides. In its complaint against Netflix, Rovi charged that the Internet streaming giant infringed four of its patents.

ITC Judge David Shaw issued a preliminary decision that Netflix didn't infringe any of the patents, and also found one of the patents to be invalid.

"We are pleased that the majority of the patents involved were confirmed valid," Samir Armaly, a Rovi executive vice president of worldwide intellectual property, said in a statement.

"We will continue to seek to license companies to the technologies that we've developed and to protect our intellectual property from unlicensed use."

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