How They Won It: Morgan Lewis Tags Verizon For $115M

Law360, New York (September 19, 2011, 6:54 PM EDT) -- To help convince a jury that Verizon Communications Inc. infringed ActiveVideo Networks Inc.'s on-demand video patents, attorneys from Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP kicked off the trial by trotting out an unusual piece of evidence: a vintage MTV video featuring R&B singer Bobby Brown.

The early '90s video showed that the viewer could purchase Brown's CD or concert tickets via remote control. And the way the video dated itself through the singer's outdated fashion choices and hairstyle helped drive home for the jurors how innovative ActiveVideo's...
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