Google Licenses Rovi's Program Guide Patents For It's New Fiber TV Service

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    Google Licenses Rovi's Program Guide Patents For Its New Fiber TV Service | TechCrunch (click for full article)

    From the article:

    "As digital entertainment technology provider Rovi announced today, Google has signed a multi-year licensing agreement with the company that provides Google with a license to Rovi's "interactive program guide patent portfolio for set-top boxes, as well as online and mobile platforms."

    and also this:

    "Given the size of Rovi's patent portfolio in this market, chances are that Google didn't have much of a choice but to license Rovi's patents for its Fiber set-top boxes. It's not immediately clear if this deal also covers Google TV and other Google products. Today's announcement focuses on Google Fiber but also mentions "online and mobile platforms."
    Last edited: Aug 2, 2012

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