IP Lawyers Weigh In On EchoStar Contempt Ruling

Law360 (April 20, 2011, 10:05 PM EDT) -- The Federal Circuit on Wednesday ruled that EchoStar Corp. was in contempt of an injunction secured by Tivo Inc. by failing to disable recording features in its TV set-top boxes, and intellectual property attorneys told Law360 why the ruling matters.

Erik Paul Belt, partner, McCarter & English LLP:

Today the Federal Circuit clarified its test for when an adjudged infringer is in contempt of an injunction against continuing infringement of a patent. The ruling is significant for three reasons: First, district courts had been applying different...
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