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ActiveVideo wins injunction against Verizon

November 24, 2011

A US Court has issued an injunction against Verizon Communications ordering the company to “cease and desist” from the continued, unlawful use of intellectual property belonging to ActiveVideo Networks.

The injunction is effective May 23, 2012. In the interim, Verizon must make monthly royalty payments of $2.74 per subscriber per month starting December 1, 2011.

The injunction follows the award by the jury in August of $115 million. That award was increased by the Court. To date ActiveVideo has been  awarded a total of $139.1 million in damages, supplemental damages and interest.

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

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