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TiVo Downplays Appeals Court Decision

4 Oct, 2006 By: Erik Gruenwedel

Digital video recording pioneer TiVo Inc. is downplaying the recent decision of a U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit to deny a permanent injunction against satellite-TV provider EchoStar Communications.

In August, the federal appeals court temporarily stayed a U.S. district court judge's ruling granting TiVo a permanent injunction and $89.8 million in damages against a rival own DVR device from EchoStar.

“We are confident that the jury's decision in TiVo's favor will be upheld once the federal circuit has the opportunity to review the entire record in this case,” said TiVo, in a statement. “It is important to note that most injunctions in patent cases are stayed pending appeal, and the appeal itself will be decided on a totally different standard of review.”

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