A jury in a federal district court in Texas has awarded a patent company $ 1.5 million in a dispute with a unit in Old Republic International Corp. in a patent infringement case.
Tyler, Texas, the jury on Wednesday decided by Bellevue, Washington-based Intellectual Ventures II LLC, which buys, licenses, and develops patents in its dispute with the old republic unit Sioux City, Nebraska-based Great West Casualty Co. in Intellectual Ventures II LLC vs. Great West Casualty Co.
According to the January 2015 complaint in the case, Great West refused a patent of Intellectual Ventures in connection with its online services and other systems.
The patent application for distributing content objects to a personal access point for a user over the network-based environment and method was issued to the US Patent and Trademark Office in Intellectual Ventures in April 2009 according to the complaint.
Lawyers in the case could not immediately be reached for comment.
Taiwan's Foxconn Technology Co. Ltd. replied Tuesday on a patent infringement procedure brought against Microsoft Corp., as said by a contract manufacturer, it has never had to pay royalties for the US company software.