Can Microsoft Stop the TiVo Litigation Juggernaut?

Microsoft filed a patent infringement lawsuit against TiVo on January 19, 2010.  What does this filing mean for TiVo and its meteoric litigation campaign? As Core Business Fades, TiVo is Turning to IP Licensing People love their DVRs.  More specifically, they love their TiVo DVRs.  TiVo was one of the first DVR providers (RIP Replay TV and one-click commercial skipping) and holds broad pioneer patents.  It’s a practicing plaintiff, not a naked patent troll.  And Continue Reading →

RECAP Attempts to “Turn PACER Around”

The American legal profession is not generally known for adopting new technology, setting up open access to laws and legal procedures, or offering things for free.  Internet culture is the opposite: fervently experimental, open, and free/shared whenever possible.  Private intersections of the two have fallen on a continuum, from closed and expensive like Lexis/Westlaw, to open and free like the new Google Scholar (see our analysis of Google Scholar here).  One of the latest innovations Continue Reading →