Verizon Hit With $115M Verdict In Video Patent Row

Law360, New York (August 2, 2011, 8:12 PM EDT) -- A federal jury in Virginia said Tuesday that Verizon Communications Inc. should pay $115 million for infringing on-demand video patents held by ActiveVideo Networks Inc.

Following a three-week trial, the jury found that Verizon infringed, though not willfully, four ActiveVideo patents that cover streaming video technology used in set-top boxes.

The verdict is the single-largest decision ever in a patent case in the Eastern District of Virginia, according to ActiveVideo's lawyers at Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP.

“"My client was ecstatic,” Morgan Lewis' Daniel Johnson told...
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