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Judge Sleet denies plaintiff’s motion for judgment as a matter of law

In Avid Technology, Inc. v. Harmonic Inc., C. A. No. 11-1040-GMS (D. Del. Dec. 17, 2014), Judge Gregory M. Sleet denied plainitff’s renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law or, alternatively, for a new trial, following the jury’s verdict of noninfringement and no invalidity in this case.  The Court first rejected plaintiff’s argument that the jury had been “misinformed about the proper definition of ‘independent storage units,'” noting that post-trial briefing was not an “apropriate context for [plaintiff] to reiterate its dissatisfaction with the court’s rulings” on what information about the construction was ultimately provided to the jury.  Id. at 4-5.   The Court similarly rejected plaintiff’s arguments that the verdict of noninfringement was not supported by substantial evidence.  See id. at 5-8.  Finally, the Court denied the alternative request for a new trial as plaintiff made no other arguments in support of this request.  Id. at 8.

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