Gemstar-TV Guide, Digeo Reach Patent Deal

Two Firms Also Settle Outstanding Litigation 4/21/2008 10:20:00 AM Eastern

Electronic-program-guide giant Gemstar-TV Guide International and digital-video-recorder supplier Digeo reached a multiyear patent-license agreement and settled outstanding litigation between the two firms, Gemstar-TV Guide announced Monday.

Under the deal, Gemstar TV-Guide is providing Digeo -- based in Kirkland, Wash., and backed by Paul Allen -- with a patent license to cover Digeo’s currently deployed interactive program guides on its Moxi DVRs.

The patent agreement also covers IPGs Digeo plans to deploy with service providers and through consumer-electronics devices and PCs.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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