Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. entered into an agreement with Digeo Inc. that helps settle a pending patent-infringement lawsuit between the two companies.
As part of the multiyear deal, Gemstar will give Digeo, which makes the Moxi interactive television program guide, a patent license that covers its program guides instead of Digeo using its own guide, which Gemstar said infringed on its patents. Gemstar owns the rights for TV Guide program listings.
Digeo is based in Kirkland, Wash., and is controlled by Microsoft billionaire Paul Allen.
Los Angeles-based Gemstar filed the patent infringement lawsuit against Digeo in October 2006. Gemstar is currently in the process of being bought out by media technology company Macrovision Corp. for $2.8 billion.
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