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Rovi loses EPG patent case against Ziggo

Thursday 16 January 2014 | 15:08 CET | News
Rovi has lost a patent infringement complaint against Dutch cable operator Ziggo. A court in The Hague ruled that Ziggo's EPG does not violate Rovi's European patent 0 775 417 for an "improved electronic television program schedule guide system and method". Rovi claimed that all Ziggo's set-top boxes had the characteristics of the patented EPG system. Ziggo claimed that the patent was not valid due to added material and a lack of inventiveness, and its set-top boxes did not have all the same features of the patented technology. Ziggo also asked for the Dutch part of the patent to be declared

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Categories: Broadcast & Satellite
Companies: Rovi / Ziggo
Countries: Netherlands
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