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Forgent Sues Cable, Satellite Industry Over DVR Patents

Law360 (July 14, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- The company behind a slew of lawsuits over patents for JPEG image compression technology has sued 15 cable and satellite companies in federal court in Texas over rights to digital video recording technology.

Forgent Networks Inc. said Thursday it had sued the companies in the companies in U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

Defendants include cable television providers Comcast Inc., Cable One Inc., Charter Communications Inc., Cox Communications Inc. and Time Warner Inc., as well as satellite television providers EchoStar Communications Corp. and...
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