TiVo is revving its patent engine to get a jump on the growing number of competitors in the market it pioneered.
The Alviso, Calif.-based digital video recorder company announced Tuesday it has been issued five patents from the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. TiVo has also been issued three grants from the Chinese and Japanese patent offices, as well as an exclusive license to one of the first DVR patents--called the Goldwasser Patent--filed with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office. The company has a considerable number of patents, 70 so far with 106 still pending, but it hasn't been able to translate its intellectual property to significant financial success.
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