Ruling on Rovi litigation with Virgin Media

Monday, November 30th, 2009 
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SANTA CLARA — The High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom has issued its judgment in Rovi’s patent infringement litigation against Virgin Media (NASDAQ, LSE: VMED). Rovi (NASDAQ: ROVI) had sued Virgin Media for infringing three interactive program guide patents issued in the U.K. The Court found that Virgin had infringed each of the patents but also found them to be invalid.

“While we are pleased that the court found all of the patents to be infringed by Virgin, we strongly disagree with the court’s ruling on the validity issues, and intend to appeal the decision. We also intend to continue to pursue Virgin and other unlicensed companies for their infringement of our intellectual property, to join the numerous companies who have already taken licenses to our patents issued throughout the world,” said Samir Armaly, SVP of Worldwide Patent Licensing for Rovi Corporation.

Rovi is continuing to add to and invest in its intellectual property and robust patent portfolio. The company currently holds over 4,200 issued or pending patents worldwide. Rovi has licensed its intellectual property to leading service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers throughout the world.

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