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Microsoft Sues TiVo - The Why of It

Jan 22, 2010, 23:04 (9 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Pamela Jones)

"Microsoft filed a patent infringement suit against TiVo late yesterday. Microsoft says it's really about defending AT&T, which is one of the companies TiVo has already sued over patents. TIVO says it is too. From the San Jose Business Journal:

"The action is seen as being related to a lawsuit that Alviso-based TiVo filed against AT&T Inc., claiming the company's U-Verse TV service illegally uses its "time-warping" technology in its digital video recorders.

"TiVo is involved in similar disputes with Verizon Communications Inc., the Dish Network and EchoStar Corp. AT&T service uses Microsoft technology for video delivery and digital recording.

"That's, in my view, Microsoft spin, that it's doing this to help out AT&T."

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