Motorola, Scientific-Atlanta Take DVR Patent Holder To Court

Law360, New York (September 22, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola are challenging a patent for digital video recording devices, taking on Forgent Networks in a dispute that is threatening to entangle the entire industry.

Georgia-based Scientific-Atlanta and co-plaintiff Motorola Inc. filed a declaratory judgment of non-infringement this week against software developer Forgent Network Inc. in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

In their complaint, Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola accuse Forgent of inequitable conduct in its patent application, asking the court to declare the patent invalid.

Scientific-Atlanta and Motorola manufacture and...
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