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Henry C. Yuen

Born: Apr 7, 1948

Birthplace: China

Profession: Businessperson

Nationality: United States

Henry C. Yuen

Date of Birth : Apr 7, 1948
Birth Place : China

Henry Che-Chuen Yuen is a founder and former CEO of Gemstar-TV Guide International. He has a PhD in applied mathematics from Caltech. He worked briefly at Caltech and New York University, then obtained a law degree from Loyola Law School. He founded Gemstar in 1986. He was called a "patent terrorist" for his aggressive litigation regarding the company's patent portfolio. After he merged Gemstar with TV Guide - he became notorious for constructing irrational and obscure business plans that had no relevance and relationship with the realities of the media business. He was fired from Gemstar in 2003, after the company revealed criminal manipulation of revenue recognition initiated by Yuen and other accounting problems. He was convicted of securities fraud in 2006, and ordered to pay $22 million in penalties . As of April 25, 2007, his whereabouts are unknown.


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