TiVo sues AT&T and Verizon


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Over patent infringement issues. One thing I don't understand is how so many companies (3 as of right now, though 2 have "allegedly" infringed) are making the same mistake with infringing on TiVo's DVR patents?

Unable to strike a deal with either of the major phone companies that offer TV services, TiVo on Wednesday sued them both.

TiVo filed its DVR patent infringement lawsuits against AT&T and Verizon in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, where it has been battling -- mostly successfully -- Dish Network for five years.

TiVo has already taken Dish for more than $200 million and a judge has slapped a permanent injunction, now being appealed, against Dish. If all goes TiVo's way, Dish will have to shut off millions of its customers' DVRs or strike a licensing deal with TiVo.

Now, the company that introduced DVRs to the world is hoping for a similar outcome against the two phone companies.
TiVo sues AT&T and Verizon