TiVo Settles Lawsuit

No, not the Dish Network/EchoStar lawsuit, but rather a suit from Lycos. Back in January 2007 Lycos sued TiVo, Blockbuster, and Netflix for patent infringement over their recommendation engines. The San Jose Mercury News reports that TiVo has settled the suit with Lycos.

Financial terms weren’t disclosed in a May 30 court filing that said the two sides settled their dispute. TiVo General Counsel Matt Zinn said the Alviso-based company paid Lycos an “immaterial amount of money” to end the suit “before the case went very far.”

So that’s off TiVo’s plate, Blockbuster and Netflix remain in the case which is pending in federal court in Boston.

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  • http://www.zatznotfunny.com Dave Zatz

    I had no idea Lycos even still existed.

  • http://www.gizmolovers.com/ MegaZone

    Yeah, how the mighty have fallen. Lycos was my first searching engine – the first one I made major use of, the first one I switched to from services like WAIS, Archie, and Veronica. Back when it was being run from a college and their mascot was a wolf spider (hence, Lycos). I kept Lycos as my main search engine up until Google launched. Though sometimes I had to dabble with others, like AltaVista, since Lycos started doing a poorer job over time.

    Since Google came out I pretty much haven use any others.