Comcast Wipes Out Another Patent In IP War With Rovi

Law360 (June 29, 2020, 7:09 PM EDT) -- The Patent Trial and Appeal Board has invalidated all 20 challenged claims in a patent owned by a TiVo subsidiary, finding that Comcast Cable Communications LLC persuasively showed the claims were obvious in light of existing technology.

The board said in a 96-page decision Friday that Comcast was spot on in its arguments that it would have been obvious to a skilled artisan to combine elements of prior art to arrive at Rovi Guides Inc.'s claimed invention, rejecting Rovi's argument that its rival failed to provide an adequate rationale for doing so.

"Petitioner provides persuasive reasoning with rational underpinning for combining...

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