Echostar Follows RIM/NTP Playbook and Urges Judge to Stay TiVo Judgment
USPTO Documents Filed Pertaining to this Challenge
EchoStar filed a request late last year with the USPTO to reexamine TiVo’s ’389 “multimedia time warping system” patent. Engadget reports that Echostar is going the way of RIM/NTP and are asking Judge Folsom to stay the judgment until word comes back from the patent office.
Dale’s Comment: Since the TiVo victory, numerous postings on various TiVo forums have indicated that TiVo has been negotiating a licensing deal/settlement with Echostar. No decision on treble damages for willful infringement has yet been handed down. And, of course, Echostar’s patent infringement counter suit against TiVo is still scheduled for next year.
- Federal Circuit CA Blocks TiVo Injunction Against Echostar Pending Appeal (October 4, 2006)
- TiVo Wins Injunction Against Echostar – Appeals Court Grants a Temporary Stay (August 18, 2006)