Trial victory for Comcast in patent litigation brought by WhereverTV
We secured a ruling of no infringement on behalf of Comcast
Davis Polk served as lead trial counsel to Comcast in patent litigation brought against the company by WhereverTV. After a one-week jury trial and minutes before closing arguments were to commence, Judge William Jung of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida today granted judgment as a matter of law of no infringement for Comcast.
WhereverTV sued Comcast in 2018 for patent infringement related to the integration of Netflix and other over-the-top apps onto Comcast’s X1 platform. Comcast denied infringement, explaining that WhereverTV’s patent (Global Interactive Program Guide Application and Device) covered an interactive program guide feature that Comcast never used. WhereverTV, which was funded by Longford Capital, asked for $177 million.
WhereverTV is an over-the-top internet television platform provider located in Fort Myers, Florida.
The Davis Polk trial team representing Comcast was led by partners Ashok Ramani and David Lisson, and included associates Serge A. Voronov, Kathryn Bi, Alena Farber, Micayla Hardisty and Elaine M. Andersen. Members of the Davis Polk team are based in the Northern California and New York offices.
The case is Wherevertv, Inc. v. Comcast Cable Communications, LLC, case number 2:18-cv-00529 (M.D. Fl).
Weil Gotshal provided appellate advice to Comcast and Faegre Drinker served as local counsel.