Verizon dismisses patent from TiVo infringement suit

Decision leaves the telecommunications giant with one out of six original claims

And then there was one—patent claim, that is. Verizon Communications Inc. dismissed another patent from its lawsuit against TiVo Inc. Friday, leaving the telecommunications giant with just one of its original six claims in the case.

TiVo filed a patent infringement suit against Verizon in 2009, claiming that the communications company had infringed several patents related to TiVo’s digital video recording technology. Thus far, none of TiVo’s patent claims have been dismissed.

"The filing today doesn't affect the substance of Verizon's case or our likelihood of success. These were simply procedural steps," Verizon spokesman Ed McFadden said in a statement, according to Reuters.

This isn’t the first patent victory that TiVo has scored this year. The company netted at least $215 million, plus licensing fees, in a settlement with AT&T Inc. this January. And in May, Dish Network and Echostar agreed to pay the digital recorder provider $500 million.

Alanna Byrne

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