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Lycos Strikes At Tivo, Others Over Web Patents

Law360 (January 11, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- Lycos Inc. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against digital recording company Tivo Inc. and two rivals in the online movie rental industry, accusing the trio of violating its patents for collaborative filtering technology.

The lawsuit was filed Jan. 2 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, in Alexandria. It accuses Tivo, Netflix Inc. and Blockbuster Inc. of violating two patents that cover handling digital content and customer information.

Lycos said the patented technology “is a critical, if not fundamental, aspect of...
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