It was only a few months ago that Comcast lost a patent lawsuit with Tivo over patent violations on several technologies relating to scheduling on set-top DVR recordings. Even though it was Comcast that said they would appeal the decision, it is TiVo who have made the first move and started-up another trial.
TiVo this week sued Comcast for violating the company’s hardware patents. Two new lawsuits were filed in Federal District Courts in California and Massachusettes alleging that Comcast’s X1 platform infringes on six patents owned by TiVo. The patents in question are relating to pausing and resuming shows across different hardware devices; restarting live programming already in progress; select advanced DVR recording functionality; and advanced search & voice functionality.