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Scientific-Atlanta, Gemstar-TV Guide Settle Litigation Over Interactive TV Patents

Law360 (June 1, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Scientific-Atlanta Inc. and Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc.have settled all their outstanding litigation and agreed to grant each other access to their respective interactive program guide patents.

In addition, the two companies entered into a porting agreement under which Scientific-Atlanta will help Gemstar-TV Guide to port the Gemstar-TV Guide IPGs onto Scientific-Atlanta's set-top platform.

As part of the agreement, Scientific-Atlanta said it will pay $154 million to Gemstar-TV Guide, while Gemstar-TV Guide will pay $89 million to Scientific-Atlanta.

Scientific-Atlanta said the agreements with Gemstar-TV Guide have a...
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