Awards aren’t exactly the same thing as checks, as this has been going on a long while now, and will go on a while longer. But here’s the latest. TiVo won a court order that according to the judge will result in about $200 million in damages from Dish Network and EchoStar. This has dragged out a while now, and TiVo was actually requesting $1 billion (one billion dollars!) which the Judge said was unreasonable.
Dish and EchoStar said they were pleased the judge rejected Tivo’s request to award the larger amount and that it found that any violation of the injunction was not willful.
“While we disagree that any amount of sanctions was warranted, the decision confirms our belief that we designed around Tivo’s patent in good faith. We believe that we ultimately will prevail on appeal,” the company said.