Not long after the Supreme Court’s TC Heartland decision came down, Global Interactive Media, Inc. (GIM) and AMC Networks filed a joint stipulation to transfer a case between them from the Northern District of Illinois to the Southern District of New York (1:17-cv-04326). AMC has not yet filed an answer to the complaint GIM filed against it in February 2017, and according to a June 1st filing, the parties are “presently discussing a possible resolution” of the action. AMC is one of only three currently active defendants in GIM’s sole litigation campaign, which was launched in December 2014 and targets audio/video programming providers’ online broadcast listings.
Global Interactive Media, Inc. has added Time Warner Cable (TWC) to its campaign asserting a group of patents concerning access to broadcast information (1:15-cv-06805). The NPE, which is based in Belize, accuses TWC’s TV Listings service (an online list of broadcast programming based on a user’s service area) of infringement. The patents-in-suit relate to systems and methods for users to request and receive metadata about broadcast programs (6,314,577, 7,574,721, 8,032,907). They were developed by Michael H. Pocock, the sole named inventor on all three patents. Pocock assigned the patents, along with at least five other patents and two applications, to Global Interactive in December 2014.
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