09.32 Europe/London, August 3, 2011 By Julian Clover
ActiveVideo Networks, the company behind the CloudTV platform, has been awarded damages amounting to $115 million (€80.8 million) in a jury trial of the company’s patent infringement suit against Verizon Communications.
The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Verizon had infringed a number of patents involved in video-on-demand and interactive TV on its FiOS television service.
“We’re extremely pleased that the judge found that ActiveVideo intellectual property was valid and that the jury found that Verizon infringed on all asserted claims,” said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of ActiveVideo Networks. “We are seeking immediate payment of the damages that have been awarded by the court; in addition, our legal team, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, will be filing an injunction against Verizon to prevent any further unlawful use of our technology.”
The suit was filed in May 2010 on four patents owned and used by ActiveVideo. These were:
United States Patent No. 6,034,678, titled “Cable Television System With Remote Interactive Processor;”
United States Patent No. 5,550,578, titled “Interactive And Conventional Television Information System;”
United States Patent No. 6,100,883, titled “Home Interface Controller for Providing Interactive Cable Television;” and
United States Patent No. 6,205,582, titled “Interactive Cable Television System with Frame Server.”