Rovi, a TiVo company, and related Rovi affiliates have filed patent infringement lawsuits against Comcast in the U.S. District Court for the Central District of California and the U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts.
The lawsuits allege that Comcast’s X1 platform infringes technology invented and patented by Rovi, including pausing and resuming shows on different devices, restarting live programming in progress, advanced DVR recording features, and advanced search & voice functionality.
In a statement, Rovi said that in addition to the current filings, the company plans to file an additional legal action with the United States International Trade Commission (ITC) regarding the same patents, and will be seeking an exclusion order preventing infringing X1 set-top boxes from continuing to be imported into the United States.
In November 2017, the ITC ruled that Comcast infringed two Rovi patents and issued an exclusion order, says the company.
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