ALVISO, Calif., Nov. 29 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- TiVo Inc. (NASDAQ:TIVO), the creator of and leader in television products and services for digital video recorders (DVR), offered the following statement today on the United States Patent and Trademark Office (PTO) decision with respect to the reexamination of TiVo's Multimedia Timewarping System patent, U.S. patent number 6,233,389 (the "Time Warp Patent"):
"We are extremely pleased that the PTO has now found all claims of the
Time Warp Patent to be valid after conducting a reexamination of the
patent requested by EchoStar. This decision by the PTO is final and not
appealable by EchoStar. Today's decision by the PTO brings us another
step closer to ending EchoStar's continued infringement and we are
hopeful that the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit
will uphold the district court judgment of patent infringement and
reinstate the injunction."
About TiVo Inc.
Founded in 1997, TiVo (NASDAQ:TIVO) pioneered a brand new category of products with the development of the first commercially available digital video recorder (DVR). Sold through leading consumer electronic retailers, TiVo has developed a brand which resonates boldly with consumers as providing a superior television experience. Through agreements with leading satellite and cable providers, TiVo also integrates its DVR service features into the set-top boxes of mass distributors. TiVo's DVR functionality and ease of use, with such features as Season Pass(TM) recordings, WishList(R) searches, and TiVo(R) KidZone, have elevated its popularity among consumers and have created a whole new way for viewers to watch television. With a continued investment in its patented technologies, TiVo is revolutionizing the way consumers watch and access home entertainment. Rapidly becoming the focal point of the digital living room, TiVo's DVR is at the center of experiencing new forms of content on the TV, such as broadband delivered video, music and photos. With innovative features, such as TiVoToGo(TM) transfers and online scheduling, TiVo is expanding the notion of consumers experiencing "TiVo, TV your way.(R)" The TiVo(R) service is also at the forefront of providing innovative marketing solutions for the television industry, including a unique platform for advertisers and audience measurement research. The company is based in Alviso, Calif.
TiVo, Season Pass, WishList, 'TiVo, TV your way.', Stop||Watch and the TiVo Logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of TiVo Inc. or its subsidiaries worldwide. (C) 2007 TiVo Inc. All rights reserved.
This release contains certain forward-looking statements within the meaning of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. These statements relate to, among other things, possible outcomes of litigation and future licensing opportunities. Forward-looking statements generally can be identified by the use of forward-looking terminology such as, "believe," "confident," "expect," "may," "will," "intend," "estimate," "continue," or similar expressions or the negative of those terms or expressions. Such statements involve risks and uncertainties, which could cause actual results to vary materially from those expressed in or indicated by the forward-looking statements. Factors that may cause actual results to differ materially include delays in judicial decisionmaking and adverse rulings, as well as the other potential factors described under "Risk Factors" in the Company's public reports, including the Company's Annual Report on Form 10-K for the fiscal year ended January 31, 2007 and subsequent current and quarterly reports filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The Company cautions you not to place undue reliance on forward-looking statements, which reflect an analysis only and speak only as of the date hereof. TiVo disclaims any obligation to update these forward-looking statements.
Source: TiVo Inc.