Advertisements Just google: percent of tivo revenue from patent suits TiVo's first profitable year included $105m in patent settlement revenues. Why do you think TiVo sued these people? What impact do you think the suits had on their desire to compete? The 'license' accommodation is no different than the franchise agreements awarded the cable companies. In fact, franchise is defined as... The only difference is that the cable franchisees entered their agreements willfully and the patent settlements were forced on the DVR makers by actual or threatened court action.