Gemstar-TV Guide Inks Patent Deal

Los Angeles-based Gemstar-TV Guide International said Monday that it has signed a patent license agreement with Humax Co., Ltd. Humax is a manufacturer of set-top boxes. Financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. According to Gemstar-TV Guide, the multi-year agreement covers a patent license for interactive program guides in retail, set-top boxes for distribution in Europe. The deal also covers digital televisions and digital recording devices.