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Gemstar Sues Tribune Over Online TV Listings

Reuters News Wire (
Thu, 13 Oct 2005 17:37:45 -0500

Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc. said on Thursday it has filed a
patent infringement lawsuit against Tribune Co.'s Zap2It, a Web site
that includes TV programing guides.

The lawsuit, filed in Delaware, charges that the technology Zap2It
( uses to help online readers search for TV listings in
their area is under patent by Gemstar's TV Guide.

TV Guide is seeking damages and an injunction against Zap2It. It said
that past efforts to reach an agreement with Tribune over the patent
have been unsuccessful.

Tribune declined to comment on the lawsuit.

Over the past two years Gemstar has settled a number separate patent
disputes, including one with set-top box maker Scientific-Atlanta,
relating to Interactive Program Guides.

Copyright 2005 Reuters Limited.

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