USPTO Affirms TiVo Patent In Spat With EchoStar, Dish

Law360, New York (October 6, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT) -- The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has upheld the validity of TiVo Inc.’s so-called time warp patent covering digital video recorder technology that is at the center of the company’s infringement battle with EchoStar Corp. and affiliate Dish Network Corp., according to TiVo.

TiVo said Wednesday the USPTO reaffirmed that all the claims of the patent-at-issue were valid in the second re-examination proceeding of the patent requested by satellite broadcaster EchoStar.

“This decision by the PTO is final and not appealable by EchoStar,” TiVo said. The...
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