Rovi, Samsung Expand Patent Agreement9 Jul, 2014 By: Chris Tribbey
Rovi Corp. has renewed and expanded on its patent license agreement with Samsung Electronics, giving the consumer electronics company more regions worldwide to use Rovi’s video discovery patents and technologies.
“We have had a long-standing relationship with Samsung, one of the most recognized TV brands across the globe,” said Samir Armaly, EVP of worldwide intellectual property and licensing for Rovi. “Our renewed agreement with Samsung reinforces the value of our patent portfolio to industry-leading CE manufacturers focused on driving next-generation entertainment discovery experiences.”
Samsung deploys Rovi entertainment metadata (a database of entertainment editorial content, program schedules, and images pertaining to TV programs, movies, and celebrities) in its smart TVs and tablets. The new agreement comes on the heels of a multiyear patent license agreement that Rovi and Samsung announced earlier this year.