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Federal Circuit Overturns Ruling In Lawsuit Over On-Screen Program Guide Technology

Law360 (February 13, 2004, 12:00 AM EST) -- The Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has vacated a lower court's ruling in Gemstar-TV Guide and SuperGuide's lawsuit against satellite broadcaster EchoStar Communications over patents for on-screen program guides.

The appeals court ruled that the District Court for the Western District of North Carolina district court "incorrectly construed" certain patent claims in reaching its decision that the defendants did not infringe Gemstar's patents, according to Gemstar-TV Guide.

As a result, the appeals court remanded the case back to the district court.

The nearly four-year-old...
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