Suing For Patent Infringement No Replacement For Actually Building A Real Business

from the more-focus-on-executing,-less-on-suing dept

TiVo has been spending a lot of effort suing others for patent infringement, but apparently not very much on actually improving their own services and giving customers a reason to buy them over the competition. So while it may be winning some of its patent lawsuits, it hasn't helped much for the business, which is rapidly bleeding customers and losing marketshare. TiVo basically created this market and owned it for years -- but then got complacent. Now, since it can't compete, it's gone to a litigation strategy. Perhaps it should have focused more on providing value and competing rather than suing.
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Filed Under: business, dvr, infringement, patents
Companies: tivo


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  1. identicon
    Anonymous Coward, 1 Dec 2009 @ 5:49am

    Re: Re: Re:

    Oops, one of the "cable" providers actually provide satellite television. So my choices are Dish, Comcast, Verizon, and AT&T/Directv. There may be one more. Someone I worked with claims there is another cable company but I have yet to check.

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