IPGeek: Gemstar EPG patent strategy, sue first then talk
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Started by: zoobabzoobab
Date: 28 Jan 2008 12:53
Number of posts: 1
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Summary:
Our prediction on December 8, 2007 what would happen after the acquisition of Gemstar by Macrovision proved right (see “Macrovision acquires Gemstar, a more aggressive IP policy ahead”. Last week Gemstar sued Virgin Media for patent infringement before a UK court. Gemstar holds IP rights to a number of “interactive television”, or, more precisely, EPG (Electronic Programming Guide) patents, in the US also known as “interactive programme guides” or IPGs.
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