Netflix Deflects ITC Suit Over Rovi's Program Guide Tech

Law360, Los Angeles (June 7, 2013, 7:44 PM EDT) -- A U.S. International Trade Commission judge on Friday ruled that Netflix Inc. didn't infringe on digital entertainment technology company Rovi Corp.'s patented parental control and program guide technology with its streaming software and also said multiple claims of one of Rovi's patents are invalid.

Administrative Law Judge David P. Shaw said Netflix's products, which Rovi accused the online video service of selling and importing in violation of U.S. trade law, didn't infringe on five Rovi patents. Moreover, though he decided that three of the patents are...
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