Microsoft Secures ITC Probe Of TiVo Set-Top IP Claims

Law360 (February 24, 2011, 7:15 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission said Thursday it would investigate whether TiVo Inc. unlawfully imports digital video recorder technology that infringes Microsoft Corp.'s patents.

The ITC has launched a probe under Section 337 of the Tariff Act of 1930 in response to a complaint Microsoft filed in January claiming TiVo's set-top box products and their associated hardware and software components infringe four of its patents.

Redmond, Wash.-based Microsoft claims that TiVo noted in a regulatory filing that most of its products are assembled in Mexico, so...
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