New Legal Precedent In Play In TiVo-EchoStar Brawl

Law360, New York (May 24, 2006, 12:00 AM EDT) -- As TiVo Inc. and EchoStar Communications Corp. trade barbs in the latest round of a patent dispute that’s been ongoing for over a year and a half, both sides are getting ready to deal with a new legal standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court earlier this month.

EchoStar announced Wednesday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office has rejected many of TiVo’s patent claims as invalid, and said it was “pleased” with the USPTO’s decision.

“The level of misleading spin that EchoStar is putting out...
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