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AT&T sues Cox over DVR patents


Lawsuits are nothing new within the know-how world and one of many newest fits comes from AT&T because the agency sued Cox Communications for allegedly infringing on patents having to do with DVRs and extra. Seven patents on the coronary heart of this case cowl subjects starting from DVRs to strategies for hiding packet loss and body erasure on a community.

AT&T says in courtroom paperwork that it offered particulars to Cox on how its merchandise infringe AT&T patents throughout conferences that have been held in 2009 and 2010. AT&T says in courtroom paperwork that Cox has prevented paying for its infringement by regularly delaying or rescheduling negotiations. AT&T is claiming that Cox DVRs together with the Explorer 8000 and 8300 infringe on two AT&T patents.

Neither of these DVRs is made by Cox, each are made by Cisco. AT&T additionally alleges that the Cox digital phone system infringes its patent together with Cox cable modems the seven patents which are on the coronary heart of this case embrace patent no 5,809,492, 6,118,976, 6,487,200, 6,952,668, 7,233,897, and seven,908,one hundred forty. The final patent is 7,907,714. AT&T is looking for unspecified damages. An AT&T stated in a press release, “After making an attempt for greater than 5 years to succeed in an inexpensive license settlement with Cox for its use of our patented know-how, we had no various however to hunt help from the courtroom.”

by way of ArsTechnica

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