Jury selection in the TiVo, EchoStar Communications patent infringement lawsuit will begin on Oct. 4 giving observers some sense of the time frame for the case. TiVo brought the suit against EchoStar
in January of last year. The digital video recording company said Wednesday the federal district court for the Eastern District of Texas, Marshall Division, denied EchoStar's motion to transfer the case outside Texas.
TiVo alleges that EchoStar and its affiliated companies are violating TiVo's time-warping patent. The lawsuit figures prominently in TiVo's efforts to enforce its patent portfolio.