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McKool Smith's most recent victory on behalf of TiVo's Rovi Corp. against Comcast Corp. before the International Trade Commission (ITC) is garnering widespread national media coverage. The winning trial team included firm Principals Douglas A. Cawley, Joshua BudwinJoshua Newcomer, Alan Block, Chris Bovenkamp, and Associates Richard KamprathAlexandra Easley, and Mitch Verboncoeur. Additional team members included John Campbell, Joel Thollander, Leah Buratti, Roderick Dorman, and Associate Virginia Weber.

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Tivo Corporation’s Rovi subsidiary, advised by McKool Smith, won a decision by a U.S. International Trade Commission judge that Comcast’s X1 pay TV platform infringes Rovi’s patents for search functions. The decision is subject to review by the full commission.

TiVo Corporation received a favorable determination by Administrative Law Judge MaryJoan McNamara of the International Trade Commission (ITC) that Comcast’s X1 platform infringes Rovi’s patents.“We are thrilled by yet another legal victory,” said Arvin Patel, Executive Vice President and Chief Intellectual Property Officer at Rovi Corporation, a TiVo company. “This decision demonstrates Comcast’s repeated infringement of Rovi’s patents. We hope that today’s decision will encourage Comcast to pay the necessary licensing fees so their customers can once again access advanced cable features.”

“A U.S. International Trade Commission judge found Tuesday that certain Comcast Corp. receivers infringe one of TiVo’s patents, recommending an exclusion order...Administrative Judge MaryJoan McNamara said that U.S. Patent No. 7,779,011 – which is owned by TiVo’s Rovi Corp. and describes a system for processing text search queries and highlighting the results – is valid and has been infringed by Comcast Xfinity X1 software.”

“The US International Trade Commission (ITC) has ruled in favour of Rovi, a subsidiary of technology company TiVo, after it filed a patent infringement claim against Comcast.”

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