Appeals court upholds EchoStar contempt finding

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Posted: Apr 20, 2011 12:45 PM
Appeals court upholds EchoStar contempt finding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court upheld on Wednesday a finding that EchoStar Corp was in contempt of a patent infringement injunction involving TiVo Inc technology by failing to disable recording features in certain TV set top boxes.

But the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit asked a lower court to reconsider how it reached its decision that EchoStar was in contempt of a permanent injunction related to infringement of a patent for TiVo's Time Warp software.

TiVo shares shot up after the court ruling, trading up more than 30 percent in the early afternoon.

EchoStar shares were trading up about 2 percent after the decision.