$140M Verizon Penalty Withstands Fed. Circ. Appeal

Law360, New York (August 24, 2012, 9:25 PM EDT) -- A $140 million penalty against Verizon Communications Inc. will stand after the Federal Circuit on Friday refused to allow the cable provider to call into question the integrity of the damages methodology in its dispute with ActiveVideo Networks Inc. over patents for on-demand video.

In a wide-ranging ruling that let Verizon off the hook on one of the four patents it was accused of infringing while also vacating a permanent injunction blocking the company’s FiOS video-on-demand system, the appeals court rejected Verizon’s argument that the trial...
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