Disney, OpenTV Settle Patent Litigation

Law360, New York (July 7, 2004, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The Walt Disney Co. and OpenTV Corp. have settled a patent lawsuit over an interactive television system that Disney employs during ABC broadcasts of shows including "Monday Night Football."

Under the terms of the settlement agreement, OpenTV has granted Disney a non-exclusive, royalty-bearing license to use and to exploit the patents in suit.

At issue is technology that synchronizes TV programming with web pages by using the video blanking interval of an analog video signal to send a uniform resource locator (URL) specifying the location of...
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