NEW YORK ( TheStreet) --

NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- TiVo's ( TIVO - Get Report) recent court victory over Dish Network ( DISH - Get Report) and EchoStar ( SATS - Get Report) over DVR patents has handed TiVo greater leverage to go after big names like AT&T ( T - Get Report) and Verizon ( VZ - Get Report).

"TiVo now has better bargaining power to go after the likes of Time Warner ( TWC), Charter ( CCMM), Verizon, AT&T and many other regional MSOs (multi system operators) for licensing agreements," writes Mark Argento of Craig-Hallum Capital in a note to investors.

"Clearly there are a significant number of DVRs in the market that use different types of technology, and we don't know if any or all of these companies are infringing, but we think this opens up TiVo to many more potential subscriptions."

Maxim analyst Mark Harding calls the ruling "the best possible outcome" for TiVo.

EchoStar is reportedly asking for a full-court rehearing with the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit, but neither analyst seems believes they'll get what they're asking for. Argento for example believes that Dish and EchoStar will probably have to take some sort of license to operate their boxes, costing anywhere from $1.50 to $3 per box per month.

Argento estimates that they have more than 7 million boxes.

TiVo stock is up 0.4% at $17.20.

-- Reported by Andrea Tse in New York


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