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Ruling on Litigation With Virgin Media

Company Release - 11/30/2009 3:00 AM ET

SANTA CLARA, Calif., Nov. 30, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The High Court of Justice in the United Kingdom has issued its judgment in Rovi's patent infringement litigation against Virgin Media. Rovi had sued Virgin Media for infringing three interactive program guide patents issued in the U.K. The Court found that Virgin had infringed each of the patents but also found them to be invalid.

"While we are pleased that the court found all of the patents to be infringed by Virgin, we strongly disagree with the court's ruling on the validity issues, and intend to appeal the decision. We also intend to continue to pursue Virgin and other unlicensed companies for their infringement of our intellectual property, to join the numerous companies who have already taken licenses to our patents issued throughout the world," said Samir Armaly, SVP of Worldwide Patent Licensing for Rovi.

Rovi is continuing to add to and invest in its intellectual property and robust patent portfolio. The company currently holds over 4,200 issued or pending patents worldwide. Rovi has licensed its intellectual property to leading service providers and consumer electronics manufacturers throughout the world.

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi Corporation is focused on revolutionizing the digital entertainment landscape by delivering solutions that enable consumers to intuitively connect to new entertainment from many sources and locations. The company also provides extensive entertainment discovery solutions for television, movies, music and photos to its customers in the consumer electronics, cable and satellite, entertainment and online distribution markets. These solutions, complemented by industry leading entertainment data, create the connections between people and technology, and enable them to discover and manage entertainment in an enjoyable form.

Rovi holds over 4,200 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California, with numerous offices across the United States and around the world including Japan, Hong Kong, Luxembourg, and the United Kingdom. More information about Rovi can be found at

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All statements contained herein that are not statements of historical fact, including statements that use the words "will" or "is expected to," or similar words that describe the Company's or its management's future plans, objectives, or goals, are "forward-looking statements" and are made pursuant to the Safe-Harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Such forward-looking statements involve known and unknown risks, uncertainties and other factors that could cause the actual results of the Company to be materially different from the historical results and/or from any future results or outcomes expressed or implied by such forward-looking statements. Such factors are further addressed in the Company's most recent report on Form 10-Q for the period ended September 30, 2009 and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at The Company assumes no obligation to update any forward-looking statements in order to reflect events or circumstances that may arise after the date of this release, except as required by law.

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