TiVo Wins Patent Case
“A federal jury in Texas awarded TiVo $73.9 million after finding that satellite dish provider EchoStar Communications Inc. infringed its patents in a case described as ‘life or death’ for the money-losing video recorder company.
“TiVo lawyers said they would seek an injunction barring EchoStar, which owns the Dish Network, from selling digital video recorders. That could help TiVo tamp down competition as it tries to build market share.
“Although TiVo is virtually synonymous with the increasingly popular digital video recorders, the company’s machines have been overshadowed by those offered by cable and satellite providers. Analysts said TiVo’s court victory could give it leverage as it seeks licensing agreements with cable operators that offer set-top boxes with built-in recorders.”
Dawn C. Chmielewski. TiVo Wins EchoStar Patent Suit. LATimes.com. April 14, 2006.
May Wong. Patent Case Win Key to TiVo Survival. Chron.com. April 13, 2005.
David Koenig. TiVo Wins Damages in Suit Vs. EchoStar. Forbes.com. April 13, 2005.
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