FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEJanuary 21, 2011
Contact: Donald R. Dunner, 202.408.4062
The Federal Circuit Reinstates Jury’s Infringement Verdict for Finnegan Client Uniloc USA
WASHINGTON, DC - On January 4, 2011, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit reversed a district court’s grant of JMOL for noninfringement, thereby reinstating the jury verdict finding that Microsoft infringed Finnegan client Uniloc USA’s patent. The Federal Circuit also affirmed the jury’s finding that Microsoft failed to prove Uniloc USA’s patent is invalid. Although the Federal Circuit also vacated the damages award as being based on a methodology the Court found to be faulty, with there no longer being any question about Microsoft’s infringement, Uniloc gained another opportunity to obtain damages from Microsoft.
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