Gemstar, Scientific-Atlanta In Settlement Talks

Law360, New York (January 20, 2005, 12:00 AM EST) -- Gemstar-TV Guide International is in negotiations with Scientific-Atlanta Inc to settle a patent-infringement lawsuit related to set-top boxes for televisions, Gemstar said Thursday.

Gemstar said it does not expect any settlement payment it may receive to materially affect its results or financial condition.

In September, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit ruled that Scientific-Atlanta infringed on a patent held by Gemstar, overturning a decision by the U.S. International Trade Commission.

The judges said the ITC erred when it determined that Scientific-Atlanta didn't infringe...
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