News: Microsoft Sued Over Ultimate TV DVR System

LoArmistead - June 3, 2007 07:20AM in Manufacturers, General News

A group of inventors are suing Microsoft over claims that the software maker hoodwinked them out of the technology behind Microsoft's Ultimate TV digital video recorder system. The inventors, who formed a joint venture company called Intellivision, maintain that Microsoft misled them during negotiations to purchase intellectual property related to interactive television. Bruce Adams, Paul Hoffman, and John Daniels claim Microsoft officials told them that the company wanted their patents for defensive purposes only, and that Microsoft wasn't planning to launch its own DVR system.