By Matthew Bultman (November 22, 2017, 6:19 PM EST) -- The U.S. International Trade Commission has banned the import of certain Comcast Corp. set-top boxes after finding the media company and its video equipment suppliers infringe two patents owned by TiVo's Rovi Corp.
The ITC's final determination, issued late Tuesday, affirmed an administrative law judge's preliminary finding earlier this year that Comcast's Xfinity X1 set-top boxes infringe Rovi's patents, which cover an "interactive program guide with remote access."
Unless vacated by President Donald Trump, the decision will result in an import ban that will take effect in 60 days, which will not apply to the Legacy set-top boxes.
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