Court Upholds $73.9M Award In EchoStar, TiVo Battle

Law360, New York (January 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court's ruling that EchoStar Communications Corp. infringed TiVo Inc.'s patent covering digital video recording software and has affirmed nearly $74 million in damages.

In a ruling handed down Thursday in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, a three-judge panel affirmed a judgment of infringement by the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas that digital video recorders distributed by Dish Network Corp., formerly known as EchoStar, violated the software elements of TiVo's patent....
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