Robert J. Kenney Quoted in World Intellectual Property Review on ITC Clears Netflix of Rovi Patent Infringement
The International Trade Commission (ITC) has cleared video-streaming site Netflix of infringing four patents owned by digital entertainment company Rovi. In a preliminary order on June 7, administrative law judge David Shaw rejected Rovi’s infringement claims covering interactive television programme guides. One patent was found invalid. The complaint was filed in April 2010, targeting Netflix and consumer electronics companies Roku, LG Electronics, Mitsubishi and Vizio. Roku, which is the only one of those not to strike a licensing deal with Rovi, was cleared by the ITC on June 7 of infringing one patent.