TiVo sues Samsung earlier than its cash-making patents expire

TiVo sues Samsung before its money-making patents expire

TiVo is again within the litigation recreation with a brand new lawsuit towards Samsung, based on its newest earnings report. The corporate has prevented such disputes because it settled with Dish Community, Verizon and different corporations for over $1 billion. Nevertheless, its Time Warp patent (which lets you report one program whereas watching one other) is what helped it win these sums, and it is set to run out in 2018. In consequence, CEO Tom Rogers stated that TiVo will assert its newer IP. “Individuals know that we have now fairly a monitor document on the subject of our litigation they usually additionally know that we do not pursue this stuff until we consider there’s vital injury alternative.”

So what’s TiVo going after Samsung for, precisely? It is litigating three patents, together with two associated to Time Warp which have later expiration dates in 2023. The opposite, referred to as “Trick Play,” permits video to be performed easily at quicker speeds. The corporate did not say how a lot it was asking for, however Rogers informed Deadline Hollywood that it is a “vital lawsuit… Samsung is a serious DVR provider to the cable business.” The litigation was filed within the lawsuit-pleasant confines of East Texas, and as earlier than, we might not be stunned if the events settle earlier than they ever get to courtroom.

*Verizon has acquired AOL, Engadget’s mum or dad firm. Nevertheless, Engadget maintains full editorial management, and Verizon should pry it from our chilly, lifeless palms.

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