Verizon Denied Quick Win In Interactive IP Fight

Law360, New York (March 23, 2011, 7:32 PM EDT) -- A federal judge in Virginia ruled Monday that Verizon Communications Inc. was not entitled to summary judgment in a suit brought by ActiveVideo Networks Inc. over interactive TV programming patents because questions remain about whether an earlier agreement precludes the claims.

Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia denied Verizon's motion for summary judgment, ruling there are issues of material fact regarding whether claims in the suit are precluded under the terms of an earlier agreement between ActiveVideo...
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