IBM Hit With $9M Judgment In Server Patent Suit

Law360, New York (March 3, 2011, 5:32 PM EST) -- A federal judge in Texas hit IBM Corp. with a $9 million judgment Tuesday after a jury found the computer giant infringed three patents related to blade server technology held by Acqis LLC.

The jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas determined that IBM infringed all the claims asserted in the patents-in-suit, rejecting the defendant's bid to invalidate them for reasons of anticipation and obviousness.

Judge Leonard Davis had earlier declined to award IBM a ruling of summary judgment on its...
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