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August 18, 2006

TiVo Wins Against EchoStar in Patent Case

TiVo won a ruling yesterday against EchoStar in a patent infringement case involving the use of DVR recorders.  A Texarcana jury found that EchoStar willfully infringed on Time-warp technology which allowed viewers to record one channel while watching another.  The judge increased the damages awarded by the jury from $74 million to $89.6, which was more than the $87 million for which TiVo lawyers had asked.  The judge also ordered EchoStar to turn off infringing machines and not to sell new ones within 30 days. The D.C. Court of Appeals has stayed that order pending further action.

The story is in the Washington Post,and Bloomberg.

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