One Case Closes, and a New One Begins, in Online TV Listings Campaign
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.