Reexamination strategy and Markman ruling lead to favorable settlement for FedEx
In a case brought by Constellation IP, LLC in the Eastern District of Texas, all of the named defendants except for our client, FedEx, settled before or shortly after the case management conference. FedEx, on the other hand, defended the case up until approximately two months before trial. Following a favorable Markman ruling, we completed discovery (fact and expert) and filed multiple summary judgment motions. We also obtained reexamination of the asserted patent, and the Board of Patent Appeals and Interferences affirmed multiple rejections of the claims based on our invalidity contentions. The plaintiff sought nearly $1 billion in damages but settled for a small fraction of this demand.