Okay, so it's not the cool billion dollars in damages
we'd heard TiVo was asking for, but $200 million ain't chump change if you're broke
, you know? That's the amount in contempt damages TiVo will get if EchoStar loses its upcoming appeal in the endless time warp patent case
, bringing the total amount of money on the table to nearly $400 million. As usual, that means virtually nothing for the average Dish or TiVo customer, but at least the lawyers involved can all buy new Audis for the winter now.