Appeals Court Rules Scientific-Atlanta Infringed Gemstar Patent

Law360, New York (September 16, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has ruled that Scientific-Atlanta infringed on a patent held by Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc, overturning a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The judges said the ITC erred when it determined that Scientific-Atlanta didn't infringe the patent, which concerns interactive program guides in digital cable set-top boxes.

TV Guide owns several patents relating to interactive program guides in digital cable television set-top boxes that enable viewers to search through TV schedules and pre-select programs for viewing...
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