Tivo Wins DVR Damages against EchoStar


Tivo, makers of the popular digital video recorder by the same name, recently won their lawsuit against EchoStar.

TiVo claimed EchoStar violated its patent for a "multimedia time warping system" to pause, rewind or fast-forward live TV programs by recording them on a hard drive.

A federal jury awarded TiVo Inc. nearly $74 million in damages Thursday in a swift ending to a patent-infringement lawsuit against EchoStar Communications Corp., the parent of the Dish satellite television provider.