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Court Upholds Patent Infringement Judgment Against Echostar

By | February 1, 2008

      [Satellite Today – 2-1-08] The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. upheld a $94 million ruling in favor of TiVo Inc. in its patent infringement suit against EchoStar Communications Corp.

          In a unanimous ruling, the three-judge panel affirmed an April 13, 2006 jury verdict in Marshall, Texas that EchoStar had willfully infringed TiVo’s patent on “time-warp” technology for digital video recorders. The appellate decision also upheld all damages claims against Echostar as well as an injunction preventing EchoStar from using TiVo’s technology.

          The appellate court also sent the case back to the district court to decide additional damages for the period the injunction was stayed pending appeal.

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