TiVo Prevails In DVR Suit With $74M Award

Law360, New York (April 14, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- In a stunning setback for satellite television provider EchoStar Communications Inc., a federal jury has awarded TiVo Inc. $73 million in damages in the rivals’ patent infringement dispute over digital video recorder technology.

The amount was slightly less than the $87 million award the video equipment company had been seeking, but still represents a major victory for the company, which sued EchoStar in January 2004 in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas.

The amount could actually be trebled by U.S. District Judge...
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