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EU Parliament rejects telecom reform package
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • European Union
  • May 8 2009

In a surprise development, the European Parliament (EP) on Wednesday rejected a wide-ranging overhaul of European Union (EU) telecom rules as EP members deadlocked on a late amendment that would have limited the prosecution of EU web users who illegally download copyrighted material


House committee approves amended bill on broadcast performance royalties
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 22 2009

Over the objections of broadcasters, members of the House Judiciary Committee voted 21-9 to adopt an amended version of a bill that would require radio station licensees to pay royalties to artists and copyright owners in exchange for airing their songs


TiVO awarded additional $103 million in patent dispute
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • June 5 2009

A federal district court judge in Texas has rejected DISH Network’s technical workaround of digital video recorder (DVR) patents held by TiVO, ordering full enforcement of an earlier injunction against the unauthorized usage of TiVO technology in DISH DVR products, and awarding TiVO an additional $103 million in damages


Supreme Court refuses to hear Cablevision DVR case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 2 2009

Cablevision and, potentially, the rest of the U.S. cable industry was handed a major victory Monday by the U.S. Supreme Court, which refused to consider a broadcast industry appeal of a Second Circuit court ruling that affirmed the legality of Cablevision’s proposed network digital video recording (DVR) system


Court imposes additional sanctions in TiVo-Echostar case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • September 11 2009

In the latest development in TiVo’s long-running patent battle against EchoStar, a Texas district court ordered EchoStar to pay TiVo $200 million in contempt sanctions that stem from EchoStar’s alleged failure to devise digital video recorder (DVR) technology workarounds that comply with previous rulings prohibiting the unauthorized use of TiVo "time warp" patents in DVRs sold to DISH Network customers


Patent Office issues preliminary rejection of TiVO patent claims
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • August 7 2009

EchoStar gained new traction Monday in its ongoing digital video recorder (DVR) patent dispute with TiVO, as the U.S. Patent & Trademark Office (PTO) issued a preliminary “office action” rejecting the validity of two claims pertaining to TiVO’s patented multimedia time warping system


Dish granted en banc rehearing in TiVO patent case
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • May 21 2010

DISH Network and its sister company EchoStar won new hope in their long-running legal battle against TiVO, Inc as the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals granted DISH's request for en banc rehearing of a recent Federal Circuit panel ruling upholding an injunction against DISH's usage of DVR "time warp" patents developed by TiVO


Verizon pursues patent infringement claims against Cablevision
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • March 19 2010

Claiming that digital set top boxes marketed by Cablevision infringe upon five patents relating to the Verizon FiOS IPTV service, Verizon Communications targeted Cablevision in a patent lawsuit filed with a Delaware district court and in a related complaint, filed simultaneously with the U.S. International Trade Commission (ITC), that seeks to block imports of the set top boxes in question


DISH wins stay of TiVO patent injunction
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2009

One month after being told by a Texas federal district court that it had 30 days to disable digital video recorders (DVRs) that continue to violate patents held by TiVO, Inc., DISH Network won at least a temporary reprieve as the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals stayed the lower court’s injunction upon concluding that DISH had demonstrated “it has a substantial case on the merits.”


Webcasters, SoundExchange reach royalty resolution
  • Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP
  • USA
  • July 10 2009

Capping two years of negotiations, several "pureplay" webcasters struck a revenue sharing agreement with SoundExchange on Tuesday that observers say will ensure the survival of Internet radio broadcasters that had been threatened with a potentially crippling increase in royalty fees set by the Copyright Royalty Board (CRB