Fed. Circ. Panel Hears TiVo-Dish DVR Patent Spat

Law360, New York (November 9, 2010, 7:36 PM EST) -- TiVo Inc. and Dish Network Corp. took a patent dispute over digital video recording technology to a full panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Tuesday, battling over whether a redesigned version of an infringing product can be challenged in contempt proceedings rather than a new trial.

The court has held until now that if there is “more than a colorable difference” between a redesigned product and the product found to infringe, a new trial is necessary, but if the difference...
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