Monday, January 12, 2009

U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to Re-Examine TiVo Patent

The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) has granted a petition from DISH Network and EchoStar to re-examine the software claims of TiVo's '389 patent, which are the subject of TiVo's current motion for contempt. DISH and EchoStar said the PTO has now found that there is a "substantial new question of patentability as to the software claims in light of prior patents that appear to render TiVo's '389 patent invalid as obvious.".

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