A federal jury in Kansas City yesterday found that Vonage infringed a Sprint Nextel patent on Internet phone calls and ordered it to pay $69.5 million. WSJ story here. Vonage suffered a similar verdict earlier this year at the hands of Verizon. See Bon Vonage.
Speaking of verdicts in intellectual property cases, Blawgletter partners Max Tribble and Joe Grinstein brought one home yesterday for client UniRAM Technology. The case against Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing alleged misappropriation of trade secrets relating to UniRAM’s "embedded DRAM" technology. The federal jury in San Francisco awarded $30.5 million in damages.