FTC Weighs In On TiVo, EchoStar DVR Contempt Fight

Law360, New York (August 3, 2010, 8:11 PM EDT) -- The Federal Trade Commission has weighed in on a battle over a ruling that held EchoStar Corp. in contempt for violating an injunction barring EchoStar from infringing a TiVo Inc. patent, urging the appeals court overseeing the dispute to adopt a clear contempt standard that won't chill pro-competitive behavior.

The FTC said it filed its amicus brief Tuesday with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, which granted EchoStar's motion for an en banc rehearing in May.

The FTC is not supporting either TiVo...
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