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Toshiba Sued In Japan Over TV Guide Patent

Law360 (October 17, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- A subsidiary of Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. said Wednesday that it had hit Toshiba Corp. with a lawsuit in Tokyo District Court for allegedly infringing its patented technology for online television program guides.

In its complaint, Gemstar-TV Guide subsidiary StarSight Telecast Inc. alleged that Toshiba infringed one of its Japanese patents covering techniques for providing certain interactive program guides and for controlling recordings from those guides.

Interactive program guides are either embedded into television sets or provided by cable operators, and are used by people to...
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