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Rovi Announces International Litigation Victory
Patents Upheld, Awarded Almost $1 Million in Damages
SANTA CLARA, Calif. — Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI) today announced that Rovi prevailed in an infringement proceeding in Italy. The proceeding was initiated by Card Mania and Italvideo, two consumer electronics companies, alleging that the Italian portions of two European Rovi patents (EP 0969662 and EP 1377049) are invalid and not infringed. Rovi counterclaimed that the patents are valid and infringed.
In May 2015, the Court of Turin in Italy issued its decision that Rovi is entitled to a total combined judgment of approximately $1,000,000. The Court of Turin had previously found the asserted patents valid and infringed by Card Mania and Italvideo.
“We’re pleased that the Italian Court upheld these two patents, found them infringed and awarded Rovi a substantial damages award, demonstrating the strength, relevance and value of Rovi’s patents,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president of intellectual property and licensing, Rovi. “These are only two patents in our larger portfolio. Rovi has a well-established licensing program with many of the consumer electronics companies in Italy and throughout Europe. We look forward to growing our licensing program in this market.”
About Rovi Corporation
Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, metadata and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices across the globe. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. Rovi holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at Rovicorp.com.