- Feb 12, 2006
Is anyyone going to the TIVO vs. Dish trial in Marshall, TX. I say today where it has been delayed for two days at Dish's request.
dwcobb said:Long term, the standalone box between your cable/satelite box and TV could not survive.
DucTape said:I agree Joseph and also feel that if Tivo wins battle one it will just be the beginning of a very lengthy road of appeals.
When it finally reaches higher educated people they will throw it out as should have been sooner.
JosephF said:Provided they lose, the outcome of this trial will have little real impact on E*. They will automatically appeal, based on the jury not understanding the technical issues.
From there the case will go to the appeals level where it will be ruled upon by a judge, who is much more likely to understand the very narrow scope of the patents.
Quite frankly the whole process of jury trials for patent issues needs to be tanked. Any process where ~40% of all rulings are overturned is clearly broken.