Sisvel Targets Recommendation Engines in First Litigation Campaign of 2018

January 13, 2018

Sisvel International S.A., through Italian subsidiary S.I.Sv.El. Societa’ Italiana Per Lo Sviluppo Dell’Elettronica S.p.A. (Sisvel Italy), has initiated a new campaign, asserting for the first time patents received from Philips in December 2016. The defendants are Rakuten (Rakuten Kobo) (1:18-cv-00068), Rhapsody (1:18-cv-00069), and Spotify (1:18-cv-00070), each of which is accused of infringing at least two of five former Philips patents, generally related to storage and association of user profiles/metadata with “content items”, through the provision of media recommendation features that factor in user preferences.

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