Four days ago TiVo abandoned its protracted patent litigation
against Microsoft and we sighed in relief at the idea that people were learning to just get along. Our respite was short lived, however, when the company revealed it was lobbing litigation-shaped grenades over the fence toward Motorola Mobility
and Time Warner Cable
. The lawsuit, filed in the Patent Troll
haven of Texas' Eastern District
, concerns patents 6,223,389, 7,529,465 and 6,792,195. The first of that trio is the contentious Time Warping
patent that's been argued over so much we'd like to slice it in two, King Solomon style. Details beyond that are few and far between, but something tells us we'll be hearing more about the tiff in the future... whether we want to or not.