Microsoft To Intervene In TiVo, AT&T Patent Dispute

Law360, New York (April 1, 2010, 2:26 PM EDT) -- Microsoft Corp. has convinced a federal judge to let it become a defendant in TiVo Inc.'s patent infringement dispute against AT&T Inc. over digital video recording technology.

Judge David Folsom of the the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas on Wednesday granted the technology giant's motion to intervene as a defendant because AT&T's allegedly infringing U-Verse system uses Microsoft's Mediaroom software.

In addition, Microsoft shares common questions of law and fact in the case, and its intervention won't delay the case or prejudice...
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