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With EchoStar battle over, TiVo takeover could be on the horizon

$500 million settlement confirms TiVo’s ability to monetize its “time warp” patent

The May settlement of the patent litigation between TiVo and EchoStar Corp. has made TiVo appealing to other companies.  

The seven-year legal battle resulted in a $500 million settlement that validated TiVo’s IP rights to its “time warp” technology, which allows users to simultaneously record and watch television shows. TiVo claimed that EchoStar infringed on its patented technology. With the lawsuit resolved, analysts say TiVo will see increased sales from IP fees paid by TV distributors and expanded international distribution of its set-top boxes.

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