Rovi Guides Inc. v. Videotron Ltd, 2022 FC 874
Justice Lafrenière - 2022-06-23
Read full decision. Summary prepared by Alan Macek:
Rovi seeks relief in respect of alleged infringement of the following patents that relate generally to “interactive television program guide” [IPG] technology ... For the reasons set out below, I conclude that all of the Asserted Claims are invalid because they are either anticipated and/or obvious having regard to the prior art and the CGK of the skilled person (as defined further below). It follows that Rovi’s action is dismissed and Videotron’s counterclaim is granted. ... Although Rovi’s action is dismissed, for the sake of completeness, I will briefly address the issue of remedies. ... Given that the factors weigh against the granting an accounting of profits, I conclude that the appropriate remedy is a reasonable royalty. ... There is no evidence establishing the value, if any, of these patents which would allow me to determine with any degree of certainty a reasonable royalty for the Asserted Claims themselves.
Decision relates to:
- T-921-17 - ROVI GUIDES, INC. ET AL v. VIDEOTRON G.P. ET AL
- A-186-22 - which is an appeal from this decision