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Rovi and Google Ink Patent License Agreement

Rovi Corporation announced that it has signed a multi-year patent licensing agreement with Google.

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Rovi and Google Enter Multi-Year Patent License Agreement

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SANTA CLARA, August 2, 2012 – Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI) today announced that it has signed a multi-year patent licensing agreement with Google. The agreement provides a license under Rovi’s interactive program guide patent portfolio for set-top boxes, as well as online and mobile platforms.

“Our agreement with Google continues the growth and relevance of our patent licensing program for not only traditional platforms, but also new media experiences across multiple screens,” said Samir Armaly, EVP, Worldwide Intellectual Property & Licensing, Rovi. “We are pleased that the relevance of our intellectual property in this space continues to be recognized by leading companies such as Google.”

About Rovi Corporation
Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form.

Rovi holds over 5,200 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, China, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at