Comcast Must Face Xfinity Streaming TV Patent Fight

By Lauren Berg (February 20, 2019, 10:30 PM EST) -- A Florida federal judge refused Wednesday to toss allegations that Comcast's Xfinity service infringes an online TV streaming company's patent covering an interactive programming guide, saying Comcast's arguments on the substance of the claims were more suited to a summary judgment motion, not a motion to dismiss.

U.S. District Judge John E. Steele said that in its motion to dismiss, Comcast focused its arguments on the substance of the claims asserted in WhereverTV Inc.'s lawsuit, rather than the way the claims were presented under federal court procedure.

Judge Steele said, at this point in the case, WhereverTV does not need to...

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