Comcast, Dish, Echostar Nix Channel Guide Patent

Law360, Chicago (June 19, 2017, 4:50 PM EDT) -- An Illinois federal judge handed Comcast, Dish and Echostar wins in identical suits alleging the telecommunications companies infringed a patent for a system of selecting television channels, ruling Monday that it is akin to a paper channel guide and that the patent is invalid.

U.S. District Judge Elaine E. Bucklo said Technology Development and Licensing LLC’s patent for a television tool that allows a user to pick a channel by network or program, rather than by number, is the electronic equivalent of a TV Guide and...
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