SAN JOSE – Hulu is seeking declaratory judgment from a federal court regarding patent infringement allegations.
Hulu LLC filed a complaint on May 23 in the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division against Rovi Corp., Rovi Guides Inc. and TiVo Corp. alleging breach of contract and seeking declaratory judgment of patent noninfringement.
According to the complaint, the plaintiff settled a lawsuit with Rovi (now TiVo) in 2013 that alleged the plaintiff had infringed three Rovi patents in 2011. The suit states the plaintiff entered into a license agreement as part of the suit with the defendants for four years. The plaintiff alleges one of the patents has since expired, one was held invalid and the plaintiff no longer offers a service that related to the third patent. The suit states that the defendants sent the plaintiff a notice in March that it must renew its license.
The plaintiff requests a trial by jury and seeks declaration that the plaintiff has not infringed any claim of the '775 patent, damages, all legal fees and any other relief as the court deems just. It is represented by Darin W. Snyder, Melody Drummond Hansen and Cameron W. Westin of O'Melveny & Myers LLP in San Francisco, Menlo Park and Newport Beach.
U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, San Jose Division Case number 3:17-cv-02942-JSC