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TiVo v Verizon Claims Construction Ruling Mar 12 2012

TiVo v Verizon Claims Construction Ruling Mar 12 2012

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Judge David Folsom's Claims Construction (Markman) Ruling in the TiVo v Verizon IP Infringement Case
Judge David Folsom's Claims Construction (Markman) Ruling in the TiVo v Verizon IP Infringement Case

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IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURTFOR THE EASTERN DISTRICT OF TEXASMARSHALL DIVISION
 
TIVO, INC.,Plaintiff,vs.VERIZON COMMUNICATIONS,INC.,VERIZON SERVICES CORP., andVERIZON CORPORATE RESOURCESGROUP, LLC,Defendants.§§§§§§§§§§§§§§CIVIL ACTION NO. 2:09-CV-257 (DF)CLAIM CONSTRUCTION ORDER 
Before the Court is Tivo, Inc.’s (“Tivo’s”) Opening Claim Construction Brief. Dkt. No.139. Also before the Court are Verizon’s Responsive Claim Construction Brief and Tivo’sReply Claim Construction Brief. Dkt. Nos. 145 and 151, respectively. The Court held a claimconstruction hearing on disputed terms in Tivo’s patents on June 1, 2011.
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Dkt. No. 176.Before the Court is Verizon’s Opening Claim Construction Brief. Dkt. No. 138. Also before the Court are Tivo’s Response Claim Construction Brief and Verizon’s Reply ClaimConstruction Brief. Dkt. Nos. 143 and 152, respectively. The Court held a claim constructionhearing on disputed terms in Verizon’s patents on June 2, 2011.
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Dkt. No. 178.Having considered the briefing, oral arguments of counsel, and all relevant papers and pleadings, the Court construes the disputed claim terms as set forth herein.
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TABLE OF CONTENTS
I. Background.................................................................1II. Legal Principles.............................................................2III. U.S. Patent No. 6,233,389.....................................................21. “Object,“sink object,“control object,” and “source object...............52. Obtains data stream buffers.........................................63.“Transform object,” automatically flow controlled,” “wherein said source object isautomatically flow controlled by said transform object,” “wherein said transformobject stores and retrieves data streams onto a storage device,” and “wherein saidsink object is automatically flow controlled by said transform object”..........74. Temporarily stores said video and audio data...........................85.“Wherein said source object extracts video and audio data from said physical datasource” and “wherein said source object converts video data into data streams andfills said buffers with said streams.....................................96.Control the flow of the broadcast data through the system................117.“Wherein said control object sends flow command events to said source,transform, and sink objects.........................................12IV. U.S. Patent No. 7,493,015...................................................131.“Detecting current position in the program material where the terminationoccurred........................................................152.“Calculating,” “calculating a new position in the program material,” “calculatingstep,” and “calculates the new position based on a user-selected speed of the fastforward or reverse progression.......................................173.Users expected termination point...................................184.“Adding a positional offset to the current position when reverse mode has beenterminated or subtracting a positional offset from the current position when fastforward mode has been terminated...................................21
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5.Module........................................................22V. U.S. Patent No. 7,529,465....................................................231.Digital video recorder.............................................252.Video segment..................................................263.“To cause delivery of selected video segments to an output subsystem”.......274.“Allows playback rate and direction of each multimedia program to be controlledindividually and simultaneously to perform any of fast forward, rewind, framestep, pause, and play functions.......................................295.Module........................................................30VI. U.S. Patent No. 5,410,344....................................................311.Attribute Rating.................................................322.“Receiving ratings from the viewer corresponding to the attributes for said predetermined audiovisual program, before said updating step”..............333.“Soliciting a ranking from the viewer for each of said preferred audiovisual programs in a list.................................................35VII. U.S. Patent No. 5,635,979...................................................361.Digital entertainment terminal......................................382.Network interface module.........................................403.The two-way control signaling channel...............................414.Application software.............................................425.“Means for receiving inputs form a user and providing said correspondingselection signals to the control processor...............................436.“Means for combining the graphic display information with the decompressedvideo signal.....................................................447.“Means for receiving inputs form a user and providing said correspondingselection signals to the control processor...............................448.“Means for combining the graphic display information with the decompressed
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