Comcast Hits Back at Rovi with Declaratory Judgment Action over Program Guide Patents
Comcast has filed a declaratory judgment action against Rovi Corporation and three of its subsidiaries (1:16-cv-03852), a month after getting hit by Rovi with an ITC complaint and two district court lawsuits. In an action filed in the Southern District of New York, Comcast seeks a judgment of non-infringement for the fifteen Rovi patents asserted against it. The complaint also contains multiple claims for relief stemming from Rovi’s alleged breach of two choice of forum clauses contained in licensing agreements between the companies. Comcast asserts that these clauses mandated that Rovi file any actions against it in New York, which Rovi purportedly breached by filing in Texas.