Press Release

Morgan Lewis Scores Another Win for ActiveVideo on Motion for a Permanent Injunction Against Verizon

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

PALO ALTO, November 23, 2011: This afternoon, Judge Raymond A. Jackson, U.S. District Court Judge for the Eastern District of Virginia, issued an injunction against Verizon Communications ordering the company to "cease and desist" from the continued, unlawful use of intellectual property belonging to San Jose-based ActiveVideo Networks (AVN). The injunction follows $139.1 million in damages awarded to AVN earlier this year, when a jury found Verizon infringed on four patents for technology relating to interactive television services, such as video on demand used by FiOS TV.

The injunction is effective May 23, 2012. In the interim, Verizon must make monthly sunset royalty payments of $2.74 per subscriber per month starting December 1, 2011. The case is ActiveVideo Networks, Inc. v. Verizon Communications, Inc. et al. To speak with one of the lead lawyers for ActiveVideo, please contact us.

The Morgan Lewis team representing ActiveVideo was led by IP Litigation partners Daniel Johnson, Jr. and Michael J. Lyons, along with partners Dion M. Bregman, Brett M. Schuman, and Nathan W. McCutcheon; IP senior attorney David M. Morris; IP of counsel MaryJane Boswell; as well as associates Ahren C. Hsu-Hoffman, Jason E. Gettleman, Michael F. Carr, Efrain Staino Flores, Jeremy Peterson, Jacob A. Snodgrass, and Lorraine M. Casto. Verizon was represented by Simpson Thatcher, Hunton & Williams, and Kellogg Huber.