February 28, 2004 |
Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., a developer of software to run on-screen television program guides, settled patent lawsuits against electronics maker Pioneer Corp. and licensed rights to its technology to Pioneer. Gemstar said it dropped three patent infringement suits against Pioneer. Pioneer, based in Tokyo, agreed to pay $14 million to Gemstar and drop an antitrust lawsuit. Gemstar shares rose 4 cents to 7.24 on Nasdaq. Pioneer climbed 64 cents to $27.70 on the NYSE.
June 12, 2003 |
TiVo Inc. of San Jose, a leading developer of personal video recorders, has licensed its technology to Pioneer Electronics Inc., the U.S. arm of Tokyo-based Pioneer Corp. Financial terms of the deal, which is expected to be announced today, were not disclosed. Pioneer, a leading manufacturer of DVD recorders, is expected to begin selling a video recorder with TiVo's television recording technology by the end of the year.
May 19, 2003 |
Hoping to spur demand by reducing consumers' confusion about DVD recording, a growing number of consumer-electronics companies are shifting to DVD recorders that can handle both of the leading formats. Today, Pioneer Electronics Inc. of Long Beach, a division of Tokyo-based Pioneer Corp., is expected to announce a new DVD recorder that supports not only DVD-R and DVD-RW formats but also DVD+R and DVD+RW ones.
January 5, 2003 |
Driving along the gritty streets here, Kunio Marukawa used to cringe when a souped-up car blaring loud music pulled up next to him. Nowadays, the Japanese executive looks approvingly at those drivers and offers a silent prayer of thanks. "Those crazy guys are our best customers," said the San Diego-based vice president of Pioneer Corp.'s Pioneer Speaker Systems.
November 21, 2000 |
A unit of Pioneer Corp. that sells TV cable boxes has sued Gemstar-TV Guide International Inc., claiming that the largest seller of TV-guide software is competing unfairly. Pioneer Digital Technologies alleges that Gemstar is violating California law by "systematically eliminating competition and entering into agreements with others to restrain trade" in the market for TV programming technology.
December 2, 1998 |
Gemstar International Group Ltd., a Pasadena-based maker of software and other technology for interactive television, said it filed suit accusing Pioneer Electronics Corp. of infringing its patents for cable box programs. In the suit filed in U.S. District Court in Los Angeles, Gemstar claims that Pioneer infringes Gemstar's intellectual property when it sells the boxes used for cable television.