Verizon Can't Hit Pause On ActiveVideo Patent Royalties

Law360, New York (December 12, 2011, 6:11 PM EST) -- A Virginia federal judge on Monday rejected Verizon Communications Inc.'s request to stay royalty payments to ActiveVideo Networks Inc. pending Verizon's appeal of a $140 million verdict that it infringed on-demand video patents.

U.S. District Judge Raymond A. Jackson denied Verizon's motion for a stay of the court's previous order requiring the company pay sunset royalties to ActiveVideo while Verizon phases out its infringing on-demand video service, saying such a stay would allow Verizon to continue with its acts of infringement without penalty.

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