Posts Tagged: tv


ITC institutes Section 337 investigation into Hisense Wi-Fi TVs infringing on Sharp patents

On Wednesday, September 27th, the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC) announced that it had decided to institute a patent infringement investigation against Chinese electronics manufacturer Hisense (…
By Steve Brachmann
4 years ago 1

Best of CES 2017 includes parental control software, gaming mice and ceiling tiles for wireless charging

One product in each category receives a Best of Innovation award as the most innovative product in its category. Today, we’ll take a stroll through some …
By Steve Brachmann
5 years ago 1

TiVo – Rovi Merger: Bolting for Business

Rovi will be looking to add about 1100 patents that TiVo currently owns and strengthen its portfolio of over 10,000. Rovi generates over 27% of its income by licensing it’…
By Rahul Vijh
6 years ago 0

TPP and Protection of Encrypted Program-Carrying Satellite and Cable Signals

It is already a criminal act in the United States to intercept and/or decode an encrypted satellite signal. See 18 U.S.C. §2511. Many in the United …
By Eleanor K. Meltzer
6 years ago 2

Rovi, AT&T and Microsoft have largest video on-demand patent portfolios

The navigation and guidance technologies protected by Rovi’s IP holdings have been incorporated into a wide array of electronics such as set-top boxes, digital video recorders, …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

Video on Demand Continues to Revolutionize TV, Movie Industries

On-demand video services like Netflix and Hulu were niche businesses just a few years ago but in recent months it’s become clear that these platforms for …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

The Internet of Things and High Def TVs Highlight CES 2015

There were 900 exhibitors at the 2015 CES who introduced products and services in the Internet of Things sector; by 2020, the market for this industry alone is expected to …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

AT&T Innovations Focus on Interactive TV and Biometric Screening

What we saw when putting together our most recent Companies We Follow feature on AT&T showed us a great collection of innovations regarding television services. Interactive …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

From Tesla to Zenith, the Birth of Television Remote Controls

December 17th of this year marks the 57th anniversary of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office’s issue of a seminal patent in the field of …
By Steve Brachmann
7 years ago 0

SCOTUS: Streaming TV Over Internet is Copyright Infringement

Using an all too familiar "logical" construct, the Supreme Court determined that what Aereo did was not a public performance within the meaning of the Copyright Act, …
By Gene Quinn
7 years ago 14

Intel Innovation: Live Music Performance, Pool Cleaners, Adaptive Facial Recognition System, Offline Advertising

Live music performance broadcast across Internet channels is the focus of today’s featured patent application here at IPWatchdog. Intel is hoping to protect a system that …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 3

AT&T Seeks Patent to Prevent Crime on Gaming Networks

Our featured patent application today describes a system of preventing illegal and criminal activities on gaming networks by preventing predatory users from being able to come into …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Google Patents Tax-Free Gifting

A few of the patent applications from Google we’re looking at today focus on improvements to mobile devices of various kinds. One patent application would protect …
By Steve Brachmann
8 years ago 0

Nielsen and Twitter to Join Forces

Starting in the fall of 2013, the Nielsen Twitter TV Rating will chart the conversations that take place on Twitter about television shows. It will measure the total …
By Corinne Kerston
9 years ago 0