Thursday, July 28, 2016
Search
  
Submit your own News for
inclusion in our Site.
Click here...
Breaking News
Microsoft Adds Artificial Intelligence Elements To New Smart Camera App
Xiaomi Announces Redmi Pro OLED Smartphone And Mi Notebook Air Laptop
Future Apple Stylus Could Operate as a Joystick
Twitter's Video Advertising Expansion Remains Slow
LG Display Invests KRW 1.99 Trillion in Flexible OLED Display Production
Nintendo Reports First-quarter Loss
Samsung To Release HDR+ Firmware Update for 2016 SUHD TVs
Apple To Invest In AI And AR As iPhone Sales Keep Declining
Active Discussions
Which of these DVD media are the best, most durable?
How to back up a PS2 DL game
Copy a protected DVD?
roxio issues with xp pro
Help make DVDInfoPro better with dvdinfomantis!!!
menu making
Optiarc AD-7260S review
cdrw trouble
 Home > News > General Computing > TiVo be...
Last 7 Days News : SU MO TU WE TH FR SA All News

Thursday, April 07, 2005
TiVo beefs up patent portfolio


Digital video recorder company TiVo has increased its stake in television intellectual property by purchasing six patents from IBM.

The Alviso, Calif.-based company on Tuesday filed a report with the Securities and Exchange Commission disclosing its purchase of six U.S. patents from IBM on March 31. The patents relate to audience research and measurement, integration of television signals with Internet access, automatic rescheduling of recordings, content screening, enhanced program information search and electronic program guide interface enhancements. Expiration dates for the patents range from December 2015 to February 2020.

Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

The DVR pioneer has been amassing a patent portfolio to boost its licensing business and fend off new entrants to the DVR market. However, TiVo hasn't yet been able to turn its intellectual property into significant financial success.

Early last month, TiVo was granted five patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company has 76 patents, with 106 still pending.

Many industry watchers say the value of TiVo's overall patent portfolio lies in the potential muscle it brings to its ongoing patent infringement lawsuit against satellite television company EchoStar Communications.

The case has been slow moving, but recently made public progress, with jury selection set to begin Oct. 4. TiVo brought the suit against EchoStar in January of last year, alleging that EchoStar and its affiliated companies are violating TiVo's time-warping patent.

From News.com



Previous
Next
OmniVision Acquires CDM Optics for $30M        All News        Trojan horse takes down smart phones
Microsoft To End Service Pack 2 Download Block Feature on April 12     General Computing News      Portable Firefox 1.0.2 Beta

Source Link Get RSS feed Easy Print E-Mail this Message

Related News
IBM's Strategy Seems To Pay Off, Latest Results Show
AT&T and IBM Team to Bring Internet of Things Capabilities to Developers on IBM Cloud
IBM Scientists Discover New Recycling Process to Convert Old Smartphones and CDs into Non-Toxic Plastics
IBM Watson Will Be Trained To Tackle Cybercrime
IBM and SK Holdings C&C Alliance Brings Watson To South Korea
IBM Makes Quantum Computing Available on IBM Cloud
OpenPOWER Foundation Reveals New Servers
IBM, VMWare, To Accelerate Enterprise Hybrid Cloud Adoption
IBM To Buy Truven Health Analytics for $2.6 Billion
Western Digital Buys Storage And Memory Patents From IBM
IBM Forecasts Weak Earnings For 2016
IBM Remains First In Patents, Study Finds

Most Popular News
 
Home | News | All News | Reviews | Articles | Guides | Download | Expert Area | Forum | Site Info
Site best viewed at 1024x768+ - CDRINFO.COM 1998-2016 - All rights reserved -
Privacy policy - Contact Us .