A long-running patent dispute between TiVo and cable giant Comcast has seen Comcast again emerge victorious at a US Patent Trial and its subsequent appeal.
The Patent Board says TiVo’s Patent 9,172,987 is invalid. The case was brought by Comcast against Rovi (see below for patent description) in May 2016. The patent relates to a way to modify the layout of onscreen programme guides and is part of a dispute between the two companies in federal court in New York. Issues on the patent were stayed pending patent office review, which has now been completed.