Verizon Loses Appeal in ActiveVideo Patent Suit

ActiveVideo Networks said it is poised to accelerate deployments of CloudTV, its virtual set-top box platform for TV navigation, guides and other content, following Friday's appellate court decision to uphold an award of $260 million or more in a patent infringement suit against Verizon Communications (NYSE:VZ).

The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit on Friday affirmed both the original jury award in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia, as well as subsequent interest and royalties awarded by Judge Raymond A. Jackson of the District Court. The Court of Appeals also remanded to the District Court calculation of an ongoing per-subscriber royalty, should an analysis of Verizon's current FiOS system indicate continued infringement of ActiveVideo patents.
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