Jury awards patent victory to I/P Engine in case against Google and others
A jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia ruled in favor of I/P Engine in a patent infringement case against AOL, Google, IAC Search & Media, Gannett Company and Target Corporation. CWM attorneys Donald Schultz and Ryan Snow represented I/P Engine as co-counsel, teamed with lead attorneys from Dickstein Shapiro, LLP. The case related to infringement of two patents for relevance-filtering technology used in internet search engines to present higher quality advertisements. After a 12-day trial, the jury found the asserted claims both valid and infringed, and set a “running royalty” of 3.5 percent on future advertising revenues. The jury awarded I/P Engine damages from September 15, 2011 of $30,496,155 against all defendants.