Jury awards patent victory to I/P Engine in case against Google and others

Posted on November 1, 2012
Posted in Cases

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.

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