ActiveVideo awarded $115m in patent victory over Verizon

ActiveVideo Networks, maker of the CloudTV Platform, has been awarded damages totalling $115 million in the jury trial of the company’s patent infringement suit against Verizon Communications. The decision upholds ActiveVideo’s rights as the inventor of technology in the delivery of advanced television applications such as VoD and interactive TV.

Following three weeks of proceedings, a jury in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Verizon had infringed on all asserted claims of the intellectual property owned by ActiveVideo during the deployment of Verizon’s FiOS television service.

ActiveVideo filed suit against Verizon in May 2010, alleging that the Verizon FiOS system infringed on four patents for technology created, owned and used by ActiveVideo.

“We are delighted that this verdict enables us to continue granting our customers unfettered access to the power of our CloudTV technology,” said Jeff Miller. “Coupled with the court’s ruling invalidating Verizon’s 6,381,748 patent, this verdict provides further support for our customer, Cablevision, in their defence against Verizon’s injunction claims within the US International Trade Commission.”

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