Hulu Gets A Patent Lawsuit

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Hulu just got hit with a patent lawsuit from Rovi Corp, Reuters reports.

This doesn’t look like a patent troll lawsuit per se: Rovi is a real company, that provides backend streaming technology to Blockbuster and Best Buy. 

The timing looks fortunate for Rovi: given that Hulu’s owners have put it up for sale, Hulu is incented to settle fast. And unless Hulu stole something from Rovi, this looks like a classic case of software patents behaving as an innovation tax.

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