Previously, on “DVR Wars”: In 2004, TiVo sued EchoStar for patent infringement. In 2005, EchoStar countersued, claiming it was their patents that had been violated. Recently, a Dallas court ruled in favor of TiVo in their lawsuit against EchoStar, but the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals stayed that injunction, pending further review.
Meanwhile, a stay was issued in July in the proceedings of EchoStar’s suit against TiVo. On Monday, that stay became permanent after EchoStar failed to appeal. The stay is pending an investigation by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) of EchoStar’s patents.
A statement issued by TiVo asserts, “The reexamination requests TiVo submitted to the USPTO detail how a large number of prior art references that the USPTO did not previously consider raise substantial new questions regarding the validity of the claims EchoStar asserted and why those claims are invalid.”
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