Tivo wins in Echostar lawsuit appeal

  • Washington (DC) - A federal court has confirmed that cable provider Echostar infringed on Tivo's copyrights and must pay more than $90 million in damages.

    Tivo had previously won its case in an earlier court ruling but Echostar appealed it to a court that specializes in patent lawsuits.  The court upheld the decision.

    As a result, Echostar will be prohibited from selling its own digital video recorders as they are now.  Echostar said it already has a comparable substitute and therefore existing DVR subscribers will be unaffected.

    Echostar also must pay $94 million in damages.  $73,991,964 of that is the court's actual ruling and the rest is interest.