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TiVo/Comcast patent row goes to ITC

August 19, 2019

By Chris Forrester

Back in June TiVo claimed a victory in its long battle with Comcast over key patents following an initial decision by the US International Trade Commission (ITC) which favoured TiVo.

The ITC in its preliminary decision found that Comcast had violated several of TiVo’s key technology patents. An earlier decision (in November 2017) also by the ITC had found in favour of TiVo and resulted in Comcast having to disable a remote recording feature of its XI platform. However, that decision needed to be endorsed by the full ITC Commission prior to any formal order.

That full review of the (previous) presiding administrative law judge’s summary determination is now due, and the ITC had extended the deadline for parties to supply their written submissions to August 15th. The ITC has further extended the date for certain key data to August 29th to be supplied and with responses due no later than September 10th.

“No further submissions on these issues will be permitted unless otherwise ordered by the Commission,” said the ITC.

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