DALLAS (AP) -- In a case beginning this week, a Texas jury will be asked to decide whether satellite-TV giant EchoStar Communications Corp. stole TiVo Inc.'s technology that lets viewers skip the commercials. \ The trial is scheduled to start Wednesday in U.S. District Court in Marshall, 150 miles east of Dallas. It is expected to last about two weeks. If TiVo wins, it could sue cable companies that offer other set-top boxes or at least force them to pay licensing fees. Defeat probably would relegate TiVo to a niche place in the market it created, analysts say. More HERE.