They are lying on their software, and this can be easily verified. They should be charged as criminals.
DISH is run by a bunch of criminals.
Doug Mitchelson - Deutsche Bank Securities
Thanks, guys. A couple of questions. First, this offer you issued for PVRs, kind of what in general is the confidence that this software isn't going to be proven to be in violation of any patents?
It's a good question, maybe I don't know if legal counsel wants to jump in here. But in general, the TiVo case, at least the appeals court ruled for us in hardware and against us in software, but the net result of that was, I think, that decision, as it is today, in which we've appealed and have an embark hearings later. But I believe we're about $120 million something with interest from the past award which we've reserved for TiVo. That's kind of the bad news.
The good news is, is that we have designed around that patent. We have filed for that patent, although its not been published yet. And we have top side legal opinions that the patent does not violate the TiVo patent, nor a doctrine of equivalence for that patent. So we're in a situation as a company, buying our plot and we downloaded that software to our DVR.
So, as a company, we are confident we are not in violation of the patent in question to trial. And I'm not sure everybody could say that in the industry. And so, there's probably other ways for people to design around as well, but we came up with one way to do it. Others may do it other ways or they may enter into agreement or they may not feel the need to, they may do things differently today. It's the kind of good news, bad news, we'd like. We believe we should have won on the software side, but the software is clearly explained to the court and we now do it a different way.
This is from the Dish CC
You're an idiot. You have made a false charge against E* and their statement that they have updated their software. You may need a very good lawyer to defend those charges/statements. Which I doubt you have.
Nevertheless, I thought your post was hilarious and stupid to say the least. It really wasn't worth responding to but I couldn't help myself because it was so incredibly senseless.
Sorry about ALL the money you lost on trading DISH long or short.