Open wins on Liberate

OpenTV Corp said it will get $1.5 million related to the settlement of a 2002 lawsuit against former competitor Liberate Technologies Inc over patents concerning interactive television. Liberate, whose assets have since been acquired by TVWorks, acknowledged that OpenTV’s patents are valid and enforceable and admitted infringement, OpenTV said in a statement.

TVWorks, a joint venture between Comcast Corp and Cox Communications, agreed to pay the $1.5 million amount to OpenTV, to release it from past liability it acquired along with the Liberate assets, OpenTV said.

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