Federal Circuit CA Blocks TiVo Injunction Against Echostar Pending Appeal
TiVo won a $74M patent infringement case against Echostar on April 13, 2006. On August 18, TiVo won an injunction preventing Echostar from making and selling infringing DVRs. The injunction was immediately stayed by the Court of Appeal. Today, the injunction was stayed indefinately pending Echostar’s appeal. This means that Echostar will not have to disable its several million deployed PVRs. “There is a substantial case” for EchoStar’s appeal, concluded Circuit Judge William C. Bryson and Echostar would be harmed if it had to shut down. The ruling wasn’t based on the merits of Echostar’s ultimate case.
Dale’s Comment: I can’t say this was unexpected. Disappointing, but not unexpected.
- 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)