That's a good bet, yes.How does this constitute an Echostar victory? While one part, the hardware claims, was dismissed, the software infringement remains. Obviously, Echostar can work around the infringement, but TiVo gets compensation up to the point that Echostar removed the offending software code, right?
Are we to assume that "Broadcom DVRs" includes all current DISH DVRs?
At least by tossing the hardware patent, all Dish has to do is alter the software. That's a hell of a lot easier to do than change the hardware.
The decision, however, will have no effect on our current or future customers because EchoStar’s engineers have developed and deployed ‘next-generation’ DVR software to our customers’ DVRs. This improved software is fully operational, has been automatically downloaded to current customers, and does not infringe the Tivo patent at issue in the Federal Circuit’s ruling.
All DISH Network customers can continue to use their DVRs without any interruption or changes to the award-winning DVR features and services provided by DISH Network.