Press Release

ActiveVideo Reaches Settlement with Verizon

September 24, 2012

Palo Alto, CA, September 24, 2012: ActiveVideo Networks today announced that it has resolved its ongoing patent dispute with Verizon Communications. The case is ActiveVideo Networks, Inc. v. Verizon Communications, Inc. et al.

The settlement follows the Federal Circuit's decision affirming the validity of ActiveVideo patents and the jury verdict against Verizon, however the terms of the agreement remain confidential. The companies did announce that they have agreed to cross-license their patents and covenanted not to sue each other for a period of years. Verizon has also agreed to pay the $260 million previously ordered by the district court and an additional unspecified amount of money.

Morgan Lewis has represented ActiveVideo throughout the course of this litigation. The team representing ActiveVideo was led by IP Litigation partner Daniel Johnson, Jr. along with IP Litigation partners Michael J. Lyons, Dion M. Bregman, Nathan W. McCutcheon and Brett M. Schuman; Litigation partner Thomas M. Peterson; 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, Jeremy Peterson, Jacob A. Snodgrass, and Lorraine M. Casto. 

For more information or to speak with one of the lead lawyers for ActiveVideo, please contact us.