April 13, 2006 07:44 PM Eastern Daylight Time
EchoStar Statement Regarding Verdict in TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp. Lawsuit
ENGLEWOOD, Colo.--(BUSINESS WIRE
)--April 13, 2006--EchoStar has issued the following statement regarding the verdict in the TiVo Inc. v. EchoStar Communications Corp. lawsuit: "This is the first step in a very long process and we are confident we will ultimately prevail. Among other things, we believe the patent - as interpreted in this case - is overly broad given the technology in existence when TiVo filed its patent. We believe the decision will be reversed either through post-trial motions or on appeal. Additionally, the Patent Office is in the process of re-examining TiVo's patent, having determined there is a substantial question concerning the validity of the patent.
DISH Network subscribers can continue to use the receivers in their homes, including their DVRs. Furthermore, TiVo dropped their claim that EchoStar's Dishplayer 7200 DVR infringes their patent.
EchoStar looks forward to trial of its DVR patent case against TiVo in February 2007."