USPTO Nixes TiVo's Software Claims On DVR Patent

Law360, New York (June 8, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has invalidated the software claims of TiVo Inc.’s digital video recorder patent, giving Dish Network Corp. and former parent EchoStar Corp. a boost as they challenge the $200 million hit they took for repeated infringement of the DVR patent.

Dish and Echostar announced Tuesday that the USPTO found TiVo’s software claims invalid in light of two prior art references. The ruling puts a new slant on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit's en banc review of the...
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