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Gemstar, Pioneer Settle Long-Running Patent Dispute

Law360 (February 28, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. and Pioneer settled their patent litigation and signed a cross-licensing agreement, the companies said.

Gemstar said it dropped three patent infringement suits against Pioneer. Pioneer, based in Tokyo, agreed to pay $14 million to Gemstar and drop an antitrust lawsuit.

Under the agreement, Pioneer will incorporate Gemstar-TV Guide's technology into its digital cable products in North America. Pioneer will pay license fees to Gemstar-TV Guide based on the number of units sold under the licenses.

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