During our weekly SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 19, 2012, we will be discussing the case of Internet Machines, LLC v. PLX Technology, Inc. et al., a patent case recently decided in the Eastern District of Texas. In a very favorable verdict for the patentee plaintiff, the jury found that Internet Machines’ two patents were valid and that the six defendants infringed all nineteen asserted claims through direct and induced infringement. The jury also found that PLX Technology, the manufacturer of the infringing chips, had willfully infringed the plaintiff’s patents.
The jury awarded Internet Machines’ full damages request of about $1M, though the full liability could exceed $18M.
Steve Sereboff from our Westlake Village office wrote the two patents and helped guide the plaintiff to victory. He will provide some insights into the trial.
All are invited to join us in our discussion during the SoCal IP Institute meeting on Monday, March 19, 2012 at Noon in our Westlake Village office. This activity is approved for 1 hour of MCLE credit. If you will be joining us, please RSVP to Amanda Jones by 9 am Monday morning.