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Comcast sues former employee over software that tracks everything you watch on TV

16
Jan
2014

In a federal copyright-infringement lawsuit filed recently in Philadelphia, Comcast is suing a former employee over the rights to software he developed while working for the pay TV giant in Colorado. Defendant Robert Orlowski helped form the company Tuning Analytics, LLC to market and sell software he developed that tracks a TV watcher’s viewing habits by being installed on his or her set-top box. Orlowski also filed two patents protecting the technology used in his software. According to Comcast’s suit, however, it has rights to Orlowski’s software and to all related patents. “Tuning Analytics, LLC is a privately held company with a passion for transforming set-top box channel tuning data into useful information,” the company explains on its website. “We have developed

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