A US Appeals Court denied EchoStar’s appeal to re-hear the case that EchoStar (Dish Network) violated a patent that TiVo holds. Get this – the patent that TiVo holds says that you can watch one channel and record another simultaneously.
Wow. Really? I for one say that this is absurd. Is our patent system so ridiculously broken? I think I’m going to build a website tonight and then patent how visitors can click on links and be taken to other parts of the site. Yeah, I stretched for that analogy, but come on. This reminds me of Amazon’s ‘1-click’ shopping patent.