TiVo 8-K 2010
SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549
Pursuant to Section 13 OR 15(d) of
The Securities Exchange Act of 1934
Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported) March 4, 2010
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On March 4, 2010, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit in Washington, D.C. fully affirmed the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Texass finding of contempt of its permanent injunction against EchoStar, including both the disablement and infringement provisions, regarding EchoStars on-going infringement of TiVos U.S. Patent No. 6,233,389. The Appeals Courts decision upheld the District Courts decision to hold EchoStar in contempt. In related rulings, the District Court last year awarded TiVo approximately $300 million in damages and contempt sanctions relating to EchoStar infringement through July 1, 2009. That amount is in addition to the approximately $104.6 million that EchoStar has already paid to TiVo in connection with EchoStars infringement. EchoStar has stated that it shall ask for an en banc review by the full U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.
Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934, the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the undersigned hereunto duly authorized.