Yeah, thats where I was going with my comment. Tivo's IP is way more valuable then Tivo itself. I think Tivo beating Dish in court says that. However, upon further thought, I think if DTV bought Tivo's IP with the "sole purpose" (however well hidden by DTVs lawyers) of hurting Dish, that probably wouldn't fly with the anti-trust peeps. But if they did manage to buy Tivos patents, they would own a lot of value DVR patents.