Rovi Issues Statement in Response to Appeals Court Ruling in Amazon Case

  Rovi Issues Statement in Response to Appeals Court Ruling in Amazon Case

Business Wire

SANTA CLARA, Calif. -- April 8, 2014

The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit has issued its
decision in Rovi’s patent infringement litigation against Amazon Inc. Rovi
(NASDAQ:ROVI) had sued Amazon in United States District Court for the District
of Delaware in 2011 for infringing the two patents at issue in today’s
decision. The appeals court sided with Amazon and found that the District
Court’s interpretation of the claims of the patents was correct and therefore
Amazon did not infringe these patents.

“We are disappointed by this decision,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice
president, worldwide intellectual property and licensing, Rovi. “It should be
noted that this decision relates to only two patents in our extensive
portfolio. We believe that our portfolio is even more relevant to Amazon today
and going-forward than when the present litigation began in early 2011. Since
that time, Amazon has continued to expand its video and over-the-top offerings
through new products like the recently announced Fire TV. As illustrated by
various recent agreements, Rovi’s patent portfolio continues to be recognized
by leading companies looking to deliver compelling video experiences across
multiple screens. We plan to continue to pursue Amazon going-forward to take
the necessary licenses under our patent portfolio, not only to protect our
rights but also the rights of our existing licensees in this space.”

Rovi’s patent portfolio includes over 5000 issued patents and pending
applications covering a wide range of fundamental digital entertainment
capabilities related to guidance as well as DVR, video on demand, interactive
applications, and multi-screen functionality. The portfolio supports Rovi’s
deep product line including interactive guides, entertainment data, search and
recommendations, advertising, and analytics that help enable entertainment
personalization and monetization.

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The
company’s pioneering guides, data, and recommendations continue to drive
program search and navigation on millions of devices on a global basis. With a
new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions
for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier
brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and
create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. The company
holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in
Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at rovicorp.com.

Forward Looking Statements

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including statements that use the words “will” or “is expected to,” or similar
words that describe the Company’s or its management’s future plans,
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Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any
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statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company’s most recent
report on Form 10-K for the period ended December 31, 2013 and such other
documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time
to time (available at www.sec.gov). The Company assumes no obligation to
update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or
circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as
required by law.

Contact:

Rovi Corporation
Chris Taylor, 408-562-3077
chris.d.taylor@rovicorp.com
 
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