Judge boosts ActiveVideo's award against Verizon

Interest and damages for ongoing infringement bring the total to $140 million

A federal judge has boosted the award to cloud-based TV provider ActiveVideo in its patent lawsuit against Verizon Communications to US$140 million.

Judge Raymond Jackson of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia awarded ActiveVideo pre-judgment and post-judgment interest and supplemental damages for Verizon's continued infringement of four ActiveVideo patents. The ruling last Thursday added about $25 million to the damages award of $115 million that a jury imposed on Aug. 2.

ActiveVideo is the developer of CloudTV, a platform for service providers to deliver programming and applications to TV set-top boxes and other consumer electronics devices. Its customers include cable operator Cablevision. The Silicon Valley company sued Verizon in May 2010, saying the carrier had infringed four ActiveVideo patents in its FiOS fiber-to-the-home service.

Verizon appealed the Aug. 2 ruling and said at that time it would not be paying any damages while the appeal was under way. On Monday, Verizon had no comment on the award of supplemental damages and said its appeal was pending.

Stephen Lawson covers mobile, storage and networking technologies for The IDG News Service. Follow Stephen on Twitter at @sdlawsonmedia. Stephen's e-mail address is stephen_lawson@idg.com

Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Stephen Lawson

IDG News Service
Topics: Internet-based applications and services, Raymond Jackson, intellectual property, legal, Civil lawsuits, patent, internet, Verizon Communications, video, ActiveVideo
Comments are now closed.

Latest News Articles

Most Popular Articles

Follow Us

GGG Evaluation Team

Kathy Cassidy

STYLISTIC Q702

First impression on unpacking the Q702 test unit was the solid feel and clean, minimalist styling.

Anthony Grifoni

STYLISTIC Q572

For work use, Microsoft Word and Excel programs pre-installed on the device are adequate for preparing short documents.

Steph Mundell

LIFEBOOK UH574

The Fujitsu LifeBook UH574 allowed for great mobility without being obnoxiously heavy or clunky. Its twelve hours of battery life did not disappoint.

Andrew Mitsi

STYLISTIC Q702

The screen was particularly good. It is bright and visible from most angles, however heat is an issue, particularly around the Windows button on the front, and on the back where the battery housing is located.

Simon Harriott

STYLISTIC Q702

My first impression after unboxing the Q702 is that it is a nice looking unit. Styling is somewhat minimalist but very effective. The tablet part, once detached, has a nice weight, and no buttons or switches are located in awkward or intrusive positions.

Resources

Best Deals on GoodGearGuide

Compare & Save

Deals powered by WhistleOut
WhistleOut

Latest Jobs

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?