Rovi Suing IMDb Over TV Guide Patents

Posted Jan 13, 2011

Rovi is suing Amazon.com subsidiary IMDb.com over infringement on TV guide patents. Rovi attained the patents when they acquired Gemstar. The five patents cover interactive program guides, purchasing products on-demand, and scheduling recordings from a computer. Rovi claims to have initiated patent-licensing discussions with Amazon.com in 2009, but they did not reach an agreement. [paidContent]