U.S. jury says Motorola infringed one Intellectual Ventures patent

Reuters News
Posted: Mar 25, 2015 5:49 PM

By Andrew Chung

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Patent holding company Intellectual Ventures' second crack at holding Motorola Mobility liable for using its technology without permission partially succeeded on Wednesday after a U.S. jury in Delaware found Motorola infringed a patent on multimedia text messaging.

The jury, however, cleared Motorola, a unit of China's Lenovo Group, on a second patent, which it said was invalid. The last time these two companies faced off in court ended in a mistrial last year when a jury could not agree on a verdict. Damages are to be determined later.

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(Reporting by Andrew Chung; Editing by Alexia Garamfalvi and Chris Reese)