received another large settlement payment concerning patent infringement -- this time from Google and Cisco Systems. But some TiVo investors anticipating much more.
The companies agree to
pay TiVo a lump-sum payment of $490 million. As part of the settlement, TiVo has struck patent-licensing agreements with Google, Cisco and the Arris Group. Time Warner Cable also settled a lawsuit
But analysts believed TiVo was estimating a $1 billion in settlement money. In midday Friday trading, TiVo stock fell steeply some 18% to $11.29.
The lawsuit initially
stemmed from a patent infringement case against Motorola that include TiVo's key technology around its digital video recording.
Last year, Google bought Motorola Mobility for $12.4 billion
in cash. Then earlier this year, Google sold about half of Motorola -- Motorola Home, the company's set-top box division for cable TV and internet -- to the Arris Group. Google keeps the part of
Motorola Mobility that covers its cell phones, tablets and those related patents.
While TiVo has posted mostly financial losses over the last four years, it has seen major positive results
from settlement cases over its patents -- including a $500 million agreement with Dish Network two years ago and at least a $215 million agreement with AT&T last year. It also settled a lawsuit
Overall, TiVo has pulled in some $1.6 billion from settlements over its patents in recent years.