USPTO Rejects Dish Network Custom Mosaic Guide

In a victory for interactive program guide developer Rovi Corp., the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office rejected a patent application from Dish Network corporate sibling EchoStar related to customized mosaic guides.

The EchoStar patent application, which includes images of a Dish Network-branded program guide, detailed how subscribers could create custom video mosaics that would display video thumbnail images featuring several of their favorite networks.

EchoStar could potentially win a patent for its invention, titled, “Mosaic Focus Control,” if it removes some of the claims that are similar to those included in Rovi’s patent application. It’s also possible that Dish could deploy a program guide offering subscribers the ability to create custom video mosaics is it pays additional license fees to Rovi.

“Claims 1-2, 5-7, 9-10, 13-15 and 18 are rejected … as being anticipated by [the Rovi patent application],” USPTO wrote in aits “non-final rejection” letter to EchoStar.

Doug Yates is named as the inventor on Rovi’s patent application, titled, “Interactive Media Guidance Application With Intelligent Navigation.” Rovi’s patent application was filed in December 2009, more than three years before EchoStar filed its patent application.

 

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