PTAB Nixes Part Of Search Patent In TiVo-Comcast Dispute

Law360 (July 26, 2018, 9:14 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent Trial and Appeal Board nixed aspects of an incremental search patent held by TiVo as obvious on Wednesday, handing a victory to Comcast Inc. in a long-running patent dispute between the two companies.

Aspects of TiVo subsidiary Veveo Inc.’s patent for a digital search system that returns multiple results for a single-character entry and narrows down those results with the entry of additional characters would have been obvious for a person with a bachelor’s degree in computer science and two years of experience or more in the field of search-query processing, a PTAB panel said in a final...

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