what you said is precisely the issue: there is no technology. even Tivo doesn't want it to go to patent court (and be invalidated) so they used the import court which can't examine a patent for validity. SCOTUS in its Alice decision clearly stated abstracts (step by step instructions for example how to use a key to open a car door) can't be a valid enforceable patent since it is nothing but directions. The one Tivo used in the import is just that type of abstract (an internet connected device will cause the tuner in the home recording device to change to the selected channel and begin recording). as you can see the 'steps' are precisely what the Alice SCOTUS decision invalidated as an enforceable patent. Comcast will have its day in court eventually.
Very interesting. Thank you.
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