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TiVo wins $200m more from DISH in patent fight

updated 04:00 pm EDT, Fri September 4, 2009

TiVo wins $200m from DISH

TiVo on Friday won $200 million in extra damages from satellite TV provider DISH and its sibling EchoStar. The award comes after TiVo successfully argued that DISH and EchoStar were in contempt of an injuction that prevented the two from selling DVRs that allegedly infringed on TiVo's patents for its Time Warp feature.

While a victory for TiVo, the payout ordered by the Eastern District of Texas US court fell well short of the $1 billion originally asked for in the complaint. The judge in the case had argued that the proposed original amount was "unreasonable," although TiVo said it was nonetheless happy with the result.

DISH and EchoStar plan to appeal the contempt decision, which combined with the original damages has left them paying a combined $390 million.



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