Judge Won't Consider New Evidence In Verizon IP Fight

Law360, New York (November 8, 2011, 12:30 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Monday refused to reconsider the validity of a Verizon Communications Inc. on-demand video patent the cable company accused ActiveVideo Networks Inc. of infringing in a dispute that ultimately netted ActiveVideo $140 million in damages.

U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson rejected new evidence that Verizon discovered three months after the judge declared the invalidity of the company’s patent, saying the telecom hadn’t worked hard enough to track down the documents.

“Throughout this litigation, Verizon has demonstrated that they are willing to...
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