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TiVo Wins Key Ruling in Comcast Patent Fight at Trade Agency

June 4, 2019, 9:16 PMUpdated: June 5, 2019, 12:11 PM

TiVo Corp. won a key victory in its royalty battle with Comcast Corp. when a U.S. trade judge said the cable provider was using its patented inventions without permission and recommended imports of some Comcast X1 set-top boxes be banned.

U.S. International Trade Commission Judge MaryJoan McNamara found that Comcast infringes a patent owned by Rovi for a content search function, while there was no violation of two other patents. The judge’s findings are subject to review by the full commission, which has the power to block imports of products that violate U.S. patents and is scheduled to complete the...

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