TiVo Claim Survives In Patent Suit Against Verizon

Law360, New York (September 7, 2011, 8:10 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Wednesday preserved an inequitable conduct claim against Verizon Communications Inc. in TiVo Inc.'s patent infringement suit against the company, ruling TiVo had sufficiently alleged that an attorney prosecuting a Verizon patent had intended to deceive the patent examiner.

However, U.S. District Judge David Folsom threw out an inequitable claim over U.S. Patent Number 7,561,214 because TiVo had not sufficiently alleged materiality and intent to deceive on the part of Verizon, he said. The inequitable conduct claim that survived Verizon's motion to...
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