CloudTV Maker Wins $115M Suit Against Verizon
Cloud-based TV infrastructure company ActiveVideo has won a US$115 million judgment against Verizon Communications for infringement of its patents.
ActiveVideo sells CloudTV, an infrastructure for delivering programming, Web content and applications to any TV set-top box and a variety of other home electronics, such as Blu-ray players. ActiveVideo sued Verizon in May 2010, alleging that the carrier violated four of its patents in the FiOS TV service that runs on Verizon's fiber-to-the-home network.
On Tuesday, a jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found in ActiveVideo's favor on all its asserted claims of patent infringement, ActiveVideo said in a press release. The jury awarded ActiveVideo $115 million in damages. ActiveVideo said it also plans to file an injunction against Verizon to keep the carrier from further unlawful use of the technology.
ActiveVideo said it has a large portfolio of patents dating back to the early 1990s. Its customers include U.S. cable operator Cablevision.
Verizon officials could not immediately be reached for comment.