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PTO Rejects Claims In TiVo Patent

Law360 (August 3, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- After reexamining claims in the TiVo Inc. patent at the center of the company’s long-standing lawsuit against EchoStar Communications Corp., the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has issued a decision rejecting 23 of the patent’s claims and confirming the rest.

TiVo asserted its time warp patent, which covers its method of recording one program while playing back another, against satellite television provider EchoStar in January 2004 in a suit filed in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas. A few months before the...
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