TiVo verdict ‘very soon’
TiVo CEO Tom Rogers says he expects the final ruling of TiVo’s long-running litigation to be announced “very soon”. The latest aspect of the case is examining whether EchoStar should “be held in contempt for violating the injunction requiring the disablement of DVR functionality put in place by the District Court after the jury found EchoStar to have wilfully infringed our Time Warp patent,” said Rogers.
TiVo had initially expected the verdict to be delivered by the end of May.
Mr Rogers was addressing analysts last week during TiVo’s first quarter earnings statement, and quoted by the Seeking Alpha transcription service. He added: “We expect the ruling to also address damages owed to TiVo by EchoStar for continued infringement during the period in which the injunction was stayed prior to the federal circuit upholding the District Court’s injunction and infringement rulings, as well as that period to the present. We remain confident in our position and look forward to a ruling.”
“We believe we have a number of potential near term catalysts that will provide substantial momentum for the company going forward. From the court case, which we believe will be resolved in the near future to new avenues of distribution of our standalone box within the cable industry, to new retail marketing opportunities, and further product innovation,” Rogers said.