Quote:Very interesting. I found details of a similar suit HERE against URC for what I'm guessing are probably the same patents. UEI was indeed first in just about all these areas since they've been around since the 80's, so I think their claims are valid. I imagine they will ultimately end up suing everyone in the remote business who isn't paying them royalties already, and probably winning. Whether such things should be patentable in the first place is up for debate.
In short, UEI patented learning, macros, favorites, device selection (IR command sets) and backlighting.