A federal judge in Manhattan on Tuesday revived three
patents held by TiVo Research and Analytics, vacating a February
ruling in favor of a market-research firm by now-retired U.S.
District Judge Shira Scheindlin.
U.S. District Judge Katherine Forrest said Scheindlin
oversimplified TiVo's technology when she found it was an
abstract idea that was not eligible for patenting, and that
Scheindlin's analysis was complicated by the "somewhat confused"
state of the law on patent eligibility as it stood in February.
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