You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

TiVo Settles with Google Over Motorola Patent Lawsuit

DVR maker has previously won more than $1 billion in settlements with Dish, Verizon and AT&T

TiVo and Google have settled the patent-infringement lawsuit the DVR company filed against Motorola Mobility, which had been set to go to trial next week.

Terms of the settlement, first reported by Bloomberg, were not immediately disclosed.

“We’re pleased that all parties involved have reached an agreement to resolve pending litigation,” Will Moss, a spokesman for Google’s Motorola Mobility unit, said in an emailed statement.

Reps for TiVo and Arris Group, which now owns the DVR and set-top division of Motorola, declined to comment.

Previously, TiVo has boasted about winning patent settlements totaling more than $1 billion in multiyear agreements with Dish Network, AT&T and Verizon Communications. TiVo owns several key patents relating to DVR functions, including the so-called “Time Warp” patent covering simultaneous storage and playback of TV programming that had been at the heart of TiVo’s seven-year litigation against Dish.

Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion last year. Then Arris, a supplier of communications equipment to cable operators, acquired Motorola Mobility’s Home business from Google for $2.35 billion earlier this year. Google retained Motorola’s mobile phone division. Under the terms of the Arris-Google deal, Arris was responsible for a maximum of $50 million in damages and royalties in connection the TiVo litigation.

TiVo has litigation pending against Time Warner Cable and Cisco Systems. The DVR company sued Motorola, TWC and Cisco last year, alleging infringement of patents including the Time Warp patent.

More Digital

  • Tencent Music presentation at Shanghai

    Shanghai: Tencent Proposes Alliance of Music and Film

    All tech companies strive to be ubiquitous. Within China, behemoth Tencent is a clear leader of the pack. From the company’s “pan entertainment strategy” in 2012 to its 2018 equivalent “neo-creativity strategy,” Tencent keeps unveiling new master plans, each time with more in-house platforms and business approaches involved. On the margins of the Shanghai International [...]

  • Genius Spars With Google Over Lyric

    Genius Accuses Google of Scraping Song Lyrics, Music Data Company Hits Back

    Lyrics annotation service Genius.com has accused Google of scraping its site and stealing its content, the Wall Street Journal reported this weekend. However, a lyrics data provider at the center of the controversy claimed on Monday that those allegations were without merit. The Journal reported that Genius had been complaining to Google about the alleged [...]

  • littlstar ps4 app

    Littlstar Expands Beyond VR With New PS4 App, Signs Up 30,000 Paying Subscribers (EXCLUSIVE)

    A&E-backed immersive content aggregator Littlstar is expanding beyond virtual reality (VR): The New York-based startup launched a dedicated PlayStation4 app this week, giving users of Sony’s game console access to their personal media libraries, as well as both traditional and 360-degree video content from a variety of publishers. Littlstar also announced that it signed up [...]

  • Game of Thrones Season 8 Production

    'Game of Thrones,' Netflix VFX Among Those to Be Featured in SIGGRAPH Production Talks

    VFX pros behind the final season of “Game of Thrones,” the blockbuster film “Avengers: Endgame,” Pixar’s upcoming “Toy Story 4,” last year’s Oscar-winning “Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse,” Netflix series, including “Stranger Things,” and more will give SIGGRAPH 2019 attendees a behind-the-scenes look at their work during the conference’s Production Sessions. There will even be a [...]

  • Patrick Drahi

    Altice's Patrick Drahi to Acquire Sotheby's Auction House for $3.7 Billion

    Patrick Drahi, the owner of the telecom group Altice, is on track to purchase Sotheby’s, the high-profile auction house, for $3.7 billion. The acquisition would turn Sotheby’s into a privately owned concern after 31 years as a publicly listed company on the New York Stock Exchange. Drahi said the acquisition had “no capital link with Altice [...]

  • Soundgarden’s Immersive 'Artists Den' Experience Premieres

    Soundgarden’s Immersive 'Artists Den' Experience Premieres This Week (Exclusive Preview)

    There’s no question that the posthumous release is the most difficult to get right: Human beings are unpredictable, and trying to guess what a person’s intentions might have been is an uphill (if not a losing) battle. Yet posthumous releases ranging from Michael Jackson’s “This Is It” to recent Prince and Jimi Hendrix collections prove [...]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content