USPTO Agrees To Re-Examine TiVo's Time Warp Patent

Law360, New York (January 14, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- The patent at the center of an infringement battle between Dish Network Corp., EchoStar Corp. and TiVo Inc. over digital video recorder technology will again be re-evaluated at the patent office, the companies said.

Dish Network and EchoStar said in a statement Tuesday that the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office had found there was a ‚Äúsubstantial new question of patentability‚ÄĚ of the software claims in U.S. Patent Number 6,233,389, TiVo's so-called time warp patent.

The companies, which have previously been found liable for infringement of the...
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