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Rovi Announces International Litigation Victory

Company Release - 6/8/2015 3:00 AM ET

Patents Upheld, Awarded Almost $1 Million in Damages

SANTA CLARA, Calif.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ:ROVI) today announced that Rovi prevailed in an infringement proceeding in Italy. The proceeding was initiated by Card Mania and Italvideo, two consumer electronics companies, alleging that the Italian portions of two European Rovi patents (EP 0969662 and EP 1377049) are invalid and not infringed. Rovi counterclaimed that the patents are valid and infringed.

In May 2015, the Court of Turin in Italy issued its decision that Rovi is entitled to a total combined judgment of approximately $1,000,000. The Court of Turin had previously found the asserted patents valid and infringed by Card Mania and Italvideo.

“We’re pleased that the Italian Court upheld these two patents, found them infringed and awarded Rovi a substantial damages award, demonstrating the strength, relevance and value of Rovi’s patents,” said Samir Armaly, executive vice president of intellectual property and licensing, Rovi. “These are only two patents in our larger portfolio. Rovi has a well-established licensing program with many of the consumer electronics companies in Italy and throughout Europe. We look forward to growing our licensing program in this market.”

About Rovi Corporation

Rovi is leading the way to a more personalized entertainment experience. The company’s pioneering guides, metadata and recommendations continue to drive program search and navigation on millions of devices across the globe. With a new generation of cloud-based discovery capabilities and emerging solutions for interactive advertising and audience analytics, Rovi is enabling premier brands worldwide to increase their reach, drive consumer satisfaction and create a better entertainment experience across multiple screens. Rovi holds over 5,000 issued or pending patents worldwide and is headquartered in Santa Clara, California. Discover more about Rovi at Rovicorp.com.

Forward-Looking Statements

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 March 31, 2015, and such other documents as are filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission from time to time (available at www.sec.gov). 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.

Rovi Corporation
Stacey Hurwitz, 617-710-9171
Stacey.Hurwitz@rovicorp.com

Source: Rovi Corporation