EchoStar's just making everybody else look bad. After DirecTV and the cable companies caved to Forgent's patent demands and setteled out of court to the tune of $28 million, EchoStar (Dish Network's parent company) has bested Forgent in court, and a judge yesterday denied Forgent a new trial. EchoStar is getting $90k for its trouble. This follows a jury verdict in May which invalidated Forgent's patent, which pertained to digital video recorders.

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EchoStar beats Forgent's patent suit, makes chumps out of DirecTV et al.