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Gemstar, Pioneer Settle Patent Dispute Over TV Navigation Technology

Law360 (September 5, 2005, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Media and technology company Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. has reached another licensing agreement with Pioneer Corporation, paving the way for the Tokyo-based company to expand its use of Gemstar’s technology in its consumer electronics products.

The settlement adds to the companies’ licensing relationship, initiated through its March 2004 agreement over Gemstar’s patented interactive program guide (IPG) technology, a navigation tool for digital cable set-top boxes. The 2004 agreement ended a long-running dispute and allowed Pioneer to utilize IPG technology in its products, so long as the...
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