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SonicBlue, the Santa Clara, Calif.-based owner of personal video recorder company ReplayTV, is suing rival TiVo for allegedly violating a recently issued SonicBlue patent on PVR technology.
The suit, filed in federal court here, says that TiVo is infringing on the new SonicBlue patent in using electronic TV program guides to record video to a hard drive.
TiVo immediately issued a statement refuting "false reports" allegedly made by SonicBlue that TiVo had engaged in negotiations for the use of PVR technology. TiVo said that SonicBlue made the statements "after TiVo announced its own key patent wins, and suggested that the two companies have been engaged in licensing discussions."
For more information about the suit, see www.TWICE.com.