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Movie Rental Web Patent Case Transferred

Law360 (August 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A federal judge has transferred a patent infringement lawsuit against digital recording company TiVo Inc. and two rivals in the online movie rental industry, saying Massachusetts would be a more appropriate venue than Virginia.

Judge Rebecca Beach Smith of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia on Friday granted a motion to transfer the case, in which Lycos Inc. accused TiVo, Netflix Inc. and Blockbuster Inc. of violating its patents for a collaborative filtering technology, to the U.S. District Court for the District...
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