Jury Rules in Favour of ActiveVideo, Verizon to Pay $115 Million

Cloud based TV company ActiveVideo has won $115 million as damages in a patent infringement lawsuit against Verizon.

The United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled that Verizon Communications had violated the patents held by ActiveVideo after a jury ruling.

In May 2010, ActiveVideo which provides a cloud based infrastructure to programs, applications and web content to TV set-top boxes and other devices, filed a lawsuit against Verizon, claiming that it violated four of its patents in its FiOS TV service. The patents covered video on-demand and interactive TV technology.

ActiveVideo now plans to file for an injunction order to stop Verizon from further violating its patents.

"We're extremely pleased that the judge found that ActiveVideo intellectual property was valid and that the jury found that Verizon infringed on all asserted claims," said Jeff Miller, president and CEO of ActiveVideo Networks.

"We are seeking immediate payment of the damages that have been awarded by the court; in addition, our legal team, Morgan Lewis & Bockius LLP, will be filing an injunction against Verizon to prevent any further unlawful use of our technology." he continued.

ActiveVideo claims to have a massive patent portfolio some of which were received in the early 1990’s.