Tuesday, April 4, 2006
TiVo and EchoStar have gone to court over whether EchoStar infringed on TiVo's patent, crucial to digital video recorders. If TiVo wins, it has the upper hand in licensing its technology to cable companies. If EchoStar (which heads up Dish Satellite TV) wins, it might spell the end of TiVo, which hasn't been able to turn its popularity with customers into profits. Read more here and here (subscription may be required).