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Following a successful inception in 2014, Premier Cercle™ is teaming up with Institutional Investor Magazine  and Managing Intellectual Property to organize a sequel of the IP Finance Conference that will showcase and IPF2015_bann_160x600_v1-1 (1) (2)discuss the best practices from patent holders, entitled, investors, bankers, financiers, Private Equity, firms, regulators, plaintiffs and defendants which make the most of their immaterial assets and intangible capital, and optimize their

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On March 24, the jury in Intellectual Ventures v. Motorola Mobility, C.A. No. 11-908-SLR, returned a verdict of direct, contributory, and induced infringement for plaintiff for one of the patents-in-suit.  For the patent the jury found not infringed, it also found that this patent was invalid as obvious.

UPDATE: The Court released an additional verdict sheet in this case regarding different patent-in-suit.  For this third patent, the jury returned a verdict of direct, contributory, and induced infringement for plaintiff.

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(Feb. 6, 2015 ) In the second verdict of the day from the District of Delaware, a jury awarded Intellectual Ventures I LLC a sum of $17 million from Symantec Corporation for infringement of two of three asserted patents, in the case of  Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corporation, C.A. No. 10-1067-LPS.

2015.02.06 Verdict Form, Intellectual Ventures I LLC v. Symantec Corporation, C.A. No. 10-1067-LPS

In an unrelated patent infringement verdict rendered from the J. Caleb Boggs Federal Building earlier in the day, a jury awarded Sprint $27.6M from Comcast.

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On January 27, 2015, the jury in Round Rock Research, LLC v. Sandisk Corporation, C.A. No. 12-569-SLR returned a verdict finding infringement of some claims, but invalidity as to both patents-in-suit.  The jury found some asserted claims of both patents-in-suit had been directly infringed, but none of the asserted claims were indirectly infringed.  However, the jury also found all of asserted claims invalid as anticipated or obvious.

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On Tuesday, the jury in Interdigital Communications, Inc., et al. v. ZTE Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 13-009-RGA (D. Del. Oct. 28, 2014) returned a verdict for the plaintiffs, finding all asserted claims of the three patents-in-suit infringed and not invalid.

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This week, the jury returned a verdict for plaintiff in Comcast IP Holdings I, LLC v. Sprint Communications Company L.P., et al., C.A. No. 12-205-RGA-CJB (D. Del. Oct. 15, 2014).  The jury found that plaintiff had proven infringement of all asserted claims and awarded $7.5 million in damages.

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This week, the jury returned a verdict for the plaintiff in this case.  Masimo Corporation v. Philips Electronics North America Corporation, et al., C.A. No. 09-80-LPS (D. Del. Oct. 1, 2014).  The jury found plaintiff’s patents not invalid as anticipated, obvious, for lack of written description, not enabled, and indefinite.  Furthermore, the jury found that a certain product was not an acceptable non-infringing substitute.  Defendants had previously conceded infringement.  The jury awarded plaintiff $466,744,783 in damages for infringement.

Defendants had one remaining asserted patent against plaintiff.  The jury also found that plaintiff had not literally or indirectly infringed this patent.

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On April 1, 2014, a jury returned a verdict in Silver Peak Systems, Inc. v. Riverbed Technology, Inc., C.A. No. 11-484-RGA-CJB (D. Del.), finding that Riverbed Technology, Inc. (“Riverbed”) infringed certain claims of U.S. Patent Nos. 7,945,736 (the “’736 Patent”) and 7,948,921 (the “’921 Patent”) asserted by Silver Peak Systems, Inc. Specifically, the jury found that Riverbed directly infringed claims 1, 2, 8, 9, 10, and 17 of the ’736 Patent under the doctrine of equivalents, and that Riverbed contributorily infringed those same claims. Further, the jury found that Riverbed induced infringement of claim 1 of the ’921 Patent.

The jury also found that claim 1 of the ’921 patent was not anticipated.

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In the longstanding patent and contract action between Personalized User Model and Google, a jury returned a verdict last week. The verdict form shows that the jury found no literal infringement by any Google product of any asserted claim and that the jury found both anticipation and obviousness for each asserted claim. In addition, the jury sided with Google on breach of contract claims, finding that the statute of limitations for the claim was tolled, that Google had acquired the right to assert the breach of contract claim, that Google had proven the breach of contract claim, and that the California Labor Code did not exempt the breach of contract.

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There is still time to register for Managing IP’s third annual US Patent Forum on March 25 at the Willard InterContinental, Washington D.C.

** Free for in-house patent counsel, academics and R&D professionals **

Supported by AIPLA and Delaware IP Law Blog, the forum will provide you with:

• a guide to improving your company’s patent application process post-AIA;
• an evaluation of post-grant proceedings;
• an update on litigation planning and forum shopping in Europe; and
• the analysis of the recent standard essential patent (SEP) litigation between Apple and Samsung
Speakers include Judge Sharon Prost of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit and Lead Judge Michael Tierney of the USPTO Patent Trial and Appeal Board.

See the agenda below for a full list of presenters. Click HERE to register online, or by emailing alicia.sprott@legalmediagroup.com.

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