Well, the Court has back-to-back trials, so y’all get a combination post.

First, we’ll look ahead to this week’s trial in VideoShare v. Google, in which opening statements will occur tomorrow morning.

This is a one-patent case, with the usual array of defenses at issue. Per the pretrial order, Google has asserted inequitable conduct. Judge Albright has in at least one prior case taken submissions on inequitable conduct on the papers following close of jury proceedings; what the Court and the parties have in mind this time remains to be seen. There’s also—unless it was resolved at the pretrial conference—still a pending standing challenge, based on ownership of the asserted patent.

The parties are limited to 10 hours per side to present evidence. Interestingly, about two weeks ago VideoShare lodged a formal objection with the Court that this amount of time would not be sufficient—but as far as we can tell, no related updates are reflected on the docket, so we assume the trial will most likely conclude this week.

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Plaintiff VideoShare is represented by Shore Chan and Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth. Defendant Google is represented by O’Melveny & Myers and Mann Tindel Thompson.

Second, the jury came back last Thursday in Jiaxing Super Lighting v. CH Lighting with a verdict more-or-less completely in favor of plaintiff Super Lighting. Specifically, in addition to the two patents already admitted to be infringed before trial even started, the jury (1) found infringement of the third asserted patent; (2) concluded that none of the three asserted patents were invalid; (3) assessed $14M in damages (~$13.8M to supplier CH lighting and ~$300K to customer Elliott Electric Supply); and (4) found that CH Lighting’s (but not Elliott’s) was willful. We’ll watch the space to see if the Court elects to enhance damages based on willful infringement.

Here’s an updated trial tracker to account for the Super Lighting verdict; we’ll update again ASAP after we find out what happens in the Videoshare case.

PlaintiffDefendantFilingOpeningVerdictCourt-JudgeCase No.Jury VerdictPost-Trial Rev./Mod.?
Optis Wireless Tech., LLCApple Inc.2019-02-252020-08-032020-08-11EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-66Infringed willfully; $506.2M royalty damagesBench trial opinion filed 2/9/21; new damages trial ordered 4/14/21
Innovation Scis., LLCAmazon.com, Inc.2018-07-052020-08-242020-09-02EDTX-Mazzant4:18-cv-474Not infringed; invalid
GREE, Inc.Supercell Oy2019-02-272020-09-102020-09-18EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-70Infringed willfully; $8.5M lump-sum damages
Vocalife LLCAmazon.com, Inc.2019-04-162020-10-012020-10-08EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-123Infringed; not willful; $5.0M lump-sum damages
MV3 Partners LLCRoku, Inc.2018-10-162020-10-052020-10-14WDTX-Albright6:18-cv-00308Not infringed
VirnetX Inc.Apple Inc.2012-11-062020-10-262020-10-30EDTX-Schroeder6:12-cv-855$502.8M royalty damages
Personalized Media Commc'ns LLCGoogle LLC2019-03-212020-11-022020-11-06EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-90Not infringed
VLSI Tech. LLCIntel Corp.2019-04-112021-02-222021-03-02WDTX-Albright6:19-cv-254 (orig. filing); 1:19-cv-977 (Austin transfer); 6:21-cv-57 (Waco re-transfer)Infringed; not willful; $2.175B lump-sum damages
Wapp Tech Ltd. PartnershipMicro Focus Int'l PLC2018-07-022021-03-012021-03-05EDTX-Mazzant4:18-cv-469Infringed willfully; $172.5M royalty damagesNo willfulness damages enhancement per 4/22/21 order
Solas OLED Ltd.Samsung Display Co.2019-05-022021-03-012021-03-08EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-152Infringed; 1 of 3 invalid; willful as to 1; $62.7M lump-sum damagesIPR invalidated 1 infringed patent 3/25/21
ResMan LLCKarya Prop. Mgmt. LLC2019-06-032021-03-082021-03-19EDTX-Mazzant4:19-cv-402Trade secrets misappropriated; damages $110.8M; $41.8M damages for tortious interference
Personalized Media Commc'ns LLCApple, Inc.2015-07-302021-03-152021-03-19EDTX-Gilstrap2:15-cv-1366Infringed; $308.5M royalty damages
ESW Holdings, Inc.Roku, Inc.2019-02-082021-04-052021-04-09WDTX-Albright6:19-cv-44Not infringed; 1 of 2 invalid
The Hillman Group, Inc.KeyMe, LLC2019-06-032021-04-052021-04-13EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-209Not infringed; 2 of 5 invalid; 1 of 5 partly invalid
AMS Sensors USA Inc.Renesas Elecs. Am. Inc.2008-11-252021-04-052021-04-16EDTX-Mazzant4:08-cv-451Trade secrets misappropriated; damages $8.5M; $64M exemplary damages; $13.3M contract damages
VLSI Tech. LLCIntel Corp.2019-04-112021-04-122021-04-21WDTX-Albright6:19-cv-255 (orig. filing); 1:19-cv-977 (Austin transfer); 6:21-cv-299 (Waco re-transfer)Not infringed; not invalid
Gigamon, Inc.Apcon, Inc.2019-08-302021-04-162021-04-23EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-300Not infringed; 5 of 5 invalid
GREE, Inc.Supercell Oy2019-06-24, 2019-09-162021-04-302021-05-07EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-237, 2:19-cv-310, 2:19-cv-311Infringed willfully; $92.2M lump-sum damages
Acorn Semi, Inc.Samsung Elecs. Co.2019-10-232021-05-132021-05-19EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-347Infringed; not willful; $25M lump-sum damages
CloudofChange, LLCNCR Corp.2019-08-302021-05-172021-05-20WDTX-Albright6:19-cv-513Infringed willfully; not invalid; $13.2M lump-sum damages
Lone Star Tech. Innovations, LLCAsus Computer Int'l2019-02-202021-05-172021-05-21EDTX-Schroeder6:19-cv-59Infringed; not invalid; $825K damages (form not specified)
Ultravision Techs., LLCShenzhen Absen Optoelectronic Co.2018-03-272021-06-072021-06-11EDTX-Gilstrap2:18-cv-112Not infringed; 3 of 3 invalid
Freshub, Inc.Amazon.com, Inc.2019-06-242021-06-142021-06-22WDTX-Albright6:19-cv-388 (orig. filing); 1:19-cv-885 (Austin transfer)Not infringed; not invalid
SalazarAT&T, Sprint, T-Mobile, Verizon2019-06-182021-08-022021-08-09EDTX-Gilstrap2:20-cv-4Not infringed; not invalid
Optis Wireless Tech., LLCApple Inc.2019-02-252021-08-102021-08-13EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-66$300M in lump-sum "past and future" FRAND royalty damages
Profectus Tech. LLCGoogle LLC2020-02-102021-09-302021-10-06WDTX-Albright6:20-cv-101Not infringed; invalid
Infernal Tech. LLCSony Interactive Entm't LLC2019-07-112021-10-042021-10-07EDTX-Gilstrap2:19-cv-248Not infringed; patent-ineligible (Alice Part 2 jury question)
M-I LLCFPUSA LLC2015-05-152021-10-072021-10-19WDTX-Ezra5:15-cv-406Infringed; not invalid or unenforceable; $969,433 in lost profits damages
Jiaxing Super Lighting Elec. Appliance Co.CH Lighting Tech. Co. et al.2020-01-102021-11-012021-11-04WDTX-Albright6:20-cv-181 of 3 infringed (+2 of 3 admitted infringed pre-trial); not invalid; $13.9M in past damages vs. suppliers; $298K in past damages vs. seller; suppliers' infringement willful; seller's infringement not willful
Videoshare, LLCGoogle LLC2019-11-152021-11-082021-11-16WDTX-Albright6:19-cv-663Infringed; patent-eligible (Alice Part 2 jury question); $25.9M damages
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