IP MVP: Morgan Lewis' Daniel Johnson

Law360, New York (December 14, 2011, 2:52 PM EST) -- Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP patent litigator Daniel Johnson Jr. helped ActiveVideo Networks Inc. score a $140 million patent infringement judgment against communications giant Verizon Communications Inc., earning him a spot on Law360’s list of IP MVPs.

Johnson, along with his partner Michael J. Lyons, who served as co-lead counsel in the case, convinced a jury that Verizon's FiOS cable system violated four ActiveVideo patents related to interactive television services, including video on-demand. The jury awarded ActiveVideo $115 million, a verdict hailed at the time as the single largest patent verdict ever in the Eastern District of Virginia.

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