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December 16, 2012
21:46 EDTVRSN, MRVL, FLEX, RIMM, LRCX, EA, WCRX, NFLX, GMCR, APOLStocks being removed from the NASDAQ-100 Index in annual re-ranking
As a result of the annual re-ranking of the NASDAQ-100 Index, the following ten securities will be removed from the Index: Apollo Group (APOL), Electronic Arts Inc. (EA), Flextronics International (FLEX), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters (GMCR), Lam Research Corporation (LRCX), Marvell Technology Group (MRVL), Netflix (NFLX), Research In Motion Limited (RIMM), VeriSign (VRSN) and Warner Chilcott (WCRX).
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July 16, 2015
05:56 EDTNFLXNetflix ruling irrelevant to Rovi contract renewals, says B. Riley
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05:52 EDTNFLXRuling in Netflix case a negative for Rovi, says JPMorgan
JPMorgan analyst Sterling Auty says court filings released after yesterday's market close indicate Netflix (NFLX) was granted a motion of summary invalidating all five of the remaining Rovi (ROVI) patents that were being contested. Auty expects Rovi to sell off on the news as investors consider what the ruling may do to the company's upcoming contract renewals with Comcast (CMCSA), Time Warner Cable (TWC), DirecTV (DTV) and DISH (DISH). The "big 4" choosing to litigate against Rovi is "certainly a possibility," but the companies have bigger patent infringement exposures than an over-the-top vendor like Netflix, Auty writes in a research note. He keeps a Neutral rating on Rovi.
05:46 EDTNFLXStocks with implied volatility movement; NFLX MNKD
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05:16 EDTNFLXRovi provides update on litigation against Netflix
Rovi (ROVI) provided an update on ongoing litigation against Netflix (NFLX). Rovi has been engaged in litigation against Netflix with respect to five patents related to various features and functionality provided by the over-the-top, or OTT, video service. On July 15, Judge Phyllis Hamilton issued a ruling granting Netflix’s motion for summary judgment on the five patents at issue in the current litigation, finding the patents invalid on the grounds that they are not directed to patentable subject matter based upon the Supreme Court’s 2014 ruling in Alice Corp. Pty. Ltd. v. CLS Bank International. As a result, the Court has entered judgment in favor of Netflix in the case. As part of the decision, Judge Hamilton also issued a claim construction ruling in the case in which the Court construed the nine disputed claim terms in the case. The Court ruled in Rovi’s favor on nearly all of the disputed claim terms, only adopting Netflix’s proposed construction of a single term. Importantly, the Court rejected attempts by Netflix to limit the scope of the patents to the area of “broadcast television,” noting that the claims contain no such limitations and the patents refer to other types of media. Furthermore, the Court rejected attempts by Netflix to limit the scope of the patents to set-top box implementations.
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