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TiVo Lives On... with $73 million!!

by teddkg / April 13, 2006 8:57 AM PDT

According to the WSJ, a few minutes ago, A Texas jury awarded TiVo more than $73 million in their patent infringement case against EchoStar.

In addition to that the article states that EchoStar has a countersuit against TiVo that isn't planned to go to trial until February '07. In that suit EchoStar says that TiVo "knowingly infringed on four separate EchoStar patents". Apparrently one of them was issued as early as June 1998.

What I don't get is the following:

- What technology is it that TiVo says it had that EchoStar didn't have if EchoStart is suing too?
- Are the patents infringments that EchoStar over the same as the ones used by TiVo with this $73 million?

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