LMAO what a POS and now they are setting up BIG BONUSES
I'm not saying I like it, but like it or not executives of public companies tend to get fat bonuses. Heck, even in my lower-level position I get a decent percentage bonus each year. Definitely not 50%-100%, though!
I know from experience that it is not easy to "stick to your guns" when it comes to a lawsuit. TIVO executives and their legal team must be pretty darn confident to let this thing play out until the bitter end. In the vast majority of cases, a settlement would have been reached long ago.
Come bonus time there is a good chance the DISH litigation will be settled (for the most part) and, if the executives prove wise for having stuck it out, then they will have earned those bonuses. It seems strange to say it, but even if things go against TIVO I really cannot fault the management. They have a very strong case and shareholder value is truly maximized by proving the intellectual property in court.
If, after the better part of a decade in court, TIVO is still unable to get justice then I don't know what to say.