TiVo files patent suit against AT&T, Verizon

TiVo has launched another legal shot in its ongoing Digital Video Recorder (DVR) patent war. This time, TiVo claims that Verizon and AT&T have infringed on its TV "time-warping" technology. Both Verizon and AT&T's video services incorporate DVRs, and neither AT&T nor Verizon would comment on the lawsuit. Previously, TiVo developed technology arrangements around DVR to with both Comcast and DirecTV to expand its revenue while avoiding litigation.

In a Dow Jones article, TiVo's CEO Tom Rogers said despite attempts to develop agreements with both AT&T and Verizon, nothing ever materialized from those efforts. "We figured we had to stop the irreparable harm," he said.

In addition to its latest suit against AT&T and Verizon, TiVo continues to be embroiled in five-year legal battle with satellite service provides Dish Network and EchoStar.

 For more:
- Dow Jones/Wall Street Journal has this article

Related articles
Disputed TiVo patent claims rejected
Dish stay against TiVo patent extended, appeal proceeds

Suggested Articles

Vodafone Business announced this week that it has launched a new resource hub to help businesses bounce back from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic.

CenturyLink's Shaun Andrews has a contrarian view in regards to how much the pandemic fueled digital transformations.

Data center provider Stream Data Centers is leaning on Cox Business' fiber network for its new data center campus in Goodyear, Arizona.