NEW YORK Feb 27 Motorola Mobility (MMI.N)
sued TiVo Inc (TIVO.O) for infringing its patents for digital
video recorders (DVRs).
Motorola said it was seeking to protect its interests after
TiVo sued Verizon Communications Inc (VZ.N), which uses
Motorola's technology, for patent infringement.
In a complaint filed on Friday, Motorola said it acquired
its DVR patents through an acquisition of Imedia, which filed
for patents in April 1995.
TiVo'S patents used the same technology that Imedia
engineers invented years before, Motorola said.
"TiVo is attempting to assert its patents against
technology disclosed and claimed in Motorola Mobility's
patents, despite the fact that Motorola Mobility's patents were
filed more than three years before TiVo's patents," Motorola
said in a statement.
TiVo declined to comment on Sunday.
(Reporting by Ritsuko Ando; Editing by Bernard Orr)