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March 6, 2020, 5:46 PM

Dish Network Win on Set-Top Ad Patents Upheld by Federal Circuit

Blake Brittain
Blake Brittain

The Federal Circuit on Friday upheld Dish Network Corp.‘s win over parts of two patents related to storing personalized ad data on a set-top box.

The Patent Trial and Appeal Board was correct in holding that claims of Customedia Technologies LLC’s patents were invalid, because they covered the abstract idea of using a computer to deliver targeted ads, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit said.

Customedia’s U.S. Patent Nos. 8,719,090 and 9,053,494 cover systems that allow set-top boxes to store broadcaster-transmitted ad data in programmable storage sections that can be leased or sold to advertisers.

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