Dish has been ordered to pay out $300 million to TiVo immediately, and another $200 million in the next five years.
The long running lawsuit between TiVo and Dish Network has finally been settled. The result of the settlement is a settlement that will see Dish paying a massive $500 million dollars to TiVo.
Half a billion dollars is a lot to shell out, but it's not a total loss for Dish. The two companies have arranged patent licenses for each other. Dish gave TiVo rights to a few technologies and TiVo gave Dish a license to the Time Warp patent that started the whole lawsuit in the first place.
"We have tremendous respect for TiVo's management," says Dish CEO Charlie Egan, "and we have always said that regardless of the outcome of the case, there were many ways that we could work together with TiVo."