A jury in U.S. District Court in Delaware handed Intellectual Ventures another win in its second trial against Motorola Mobility in as many days.
Two separate juries in two consecutive weeks in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware have now found Intellectual Venture patents to be valid and infringed by Motorola products. The amount of damages to be awarded to Intellectual Ventures will be determined in a later trial.
Jack Blumenfeld, an attorney for Motorola Mobility, couldn't be reached for comment on the verdict and whether Motorola Mobility wold appeal both verdicts.
“We are grateful for the time and effort each of the juries put into these trials, and for their decisions upholding these important property rights,” said Melissa Finocchio, Intellectual Venture’s chief litigation counsel.
The case Intellectual Ventures I LLC et al v. Motorola Mobility LLC was filed October 6, 2011 and originally involved six patents.
The patents at issue in yesterday’s verdict was U.S. Patent No. 7,120,462, which covers technology for portable computing, communication and entertainment device with central processor carried in a detachable handset.
The patents at issue in last weeks’s verdict were the U.S. Patent No. 7,810,144 patent for file transfer system for direct transfer between computers and the 7,409,450 patent for allocating wireless bandwith. In that verdict, the jury found that Motorola Mobility infringed the ‘144 patent but not the ‘450 patent.
Intellectual Ventures said the two patents at issue in the verdict were software patents. Damages related to multimedia text messaging will be determined in a later trial.
Bellevue, Washington-based Intellectual Ventures has a portfolio of some 35,000 patents, 3,000 of which were developed in house. The privately held firm founded by former Microsoft chief technology officer Nathan Myhrvold, Edward Jung, Peter Detkin and Greg Gorder, has spent some $400 million on patents and earned some $2 billion in licensing.
Intellectual Ventures is also awaiting the trial date to be set for its second case against Motorola, filed in 2013 in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida.
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