M·CAM, Inc. releases Patently Obvious® on Motorola Mobility’s U.S. Patent No. US 6,304,714
CHARLOTTESVILLE, VA - March 16, 2011 - M·CAM, Inc. released its Patently Obvious® report today on the patent holdings of Motorola highlighted in Motorola Mobility, Inc. et. al. v. TiVo Inc.
On February 25, 2011, Motorola Mobility and its subsidiary General Instrument filed a patent infringement lawsuit against TiVo Inc. Motorola is alleging TiVo’s digital video recorders (DVRs) infringe three of its patents. The asserted patents were originally assigned to Imedia Corporation, whose assets were acquired by General Instrument, which was later acquired by Motorola.
Using the M·CAM DOORS™ analytic platform, an intellectual property analysis of Motorola’s U.S. Patent No. 6,304,714 (hereafter ‘714) was conducted in order to understand its strength and defensibility in the face of prior and concurrent art innovation. The innovation space surrounding the ‘714 patent and its patent family members was examined to determine which patent or patents may provide alternatives to or alter the value of Motorola’s holdings.
The question stands: are Motorola's infringement claims against TiVo valid, or will potential weaknesses in its asserted patents backfire and injure Motorola's portfolio?
M·CAM's Patently Obvious® is a weekly report providing visibility into potentially unconsidered alternatives, including art in the public domain, to patent holdings across a variety of technology areas.
M·CAM, Inc. is a global, full-service intellectual property and rights (IP&R) and intangible asset financial services firm. We provide the technical and financial systems that allow public and private markets to use IP&R and IA for regulated transactions in banking, securities, insurance, and public innovation investment and technology procurement. From our pioneering work in creating the world's first standards-based innovation collateralization financial products for banking and securities to our work in grassroots innovator enablement and patent quality assurance programs, M·CAM provides the mechanism to balance the interests of public and commercial sectors to support and build thriving economies.
The M·CAM Patently Obvious® report on the Motorola patent can be found HERE.