Microsoft Corp. has filed a new lawsuit against TiVo in a United States International Trade Commission court in Seattle, various reports say.
According to Reuters, the lawsuit claims that TiVo’s program time guide, schedule grid, remote interface and program delivery system infringe on patents owned by the Redmond, Washington-based company.
The new patent violation case filed by the software giant, which was first reported by Winrumor, adds to a burgeoning case of patent infringement that Microsoft has filed against TiVo.
A separate case was filed by Microsoft last year in California claiming seven counts of patent infringement by the set-top box developer.
However, CNet reports that Microsoft has signified that it is open to resolving the alleged patent infringement cases through patent licensing deals.
“However, we remain open to resolving this situation through an intellectual property licensing agreement, and we look forward to continued negotiations with TiVo,” said Microsoft according to CNet.
“We have a strong and robust patent portfolio that we will vigorously defend against infringement. It is our responsibility to protect our customers and partners and to safeguard the investments we make to bring innovative products and services to market,” said Microsoft.