Rovi Sues Sharp Over Programming Guide Patents

Law360, New York (August 18, 2011, 1:39 PM EDT) -- Rovi Corp. filed a lawsuit Monday against Sharp Corp. and two subsidiaries in Virginia federal court, alleging that some of the electronics giant's televisions and digital video recorder products infringe three patents related to programming guide technologies.

Entertainment data and content networking technology provider Rovi claims certain Sharp products infringe patents that cover innovations related to interactive program guides, parental controls, and methods to display information over a television program.

"Rovi's long-term financial success depends on its ability to establish, maintain and protect its proprietary technology...
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