San Francisco, Calif. A US district court has ordered Dish Network Corp and sister company EchoStar to pay TiVo $200 million in damages.
According to Reuters, the fine was imposed after the US District Court for Eastern Texas determined that Dish and EchoStar had violated a permanent injunction banning the use of modified technology to rewind and pause live TV.
Judge David Folsom also warned Dish founder Charlie Ergen that he would "seriously entertain the award of enhanced sanctions" if Dish continued to disregard the court's orders. Indeed, Dish had advertised that its DVRs were "better than TiVos" while infringing TiVo's patent.
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