Judge Issues SeaChange-nCUBE Ruling4/13/2004 6:51 AM Eastern
One year after a jury found in favor of nCUBE Corp. in its patent suit against SeaChange International Inc., U.S. District Court Judge Joseph J. Farnan Jr. issued a 71-page ruling backing the jury's claim.
The jury awarded $6 million in damages to nCUBE, saying that SeaChange "deliberately" infringed on the company's video-on-demand-server patent.
"The publicly available information of the underlying design information of the [nCUBE] patent, along with the similarity of the media server described in the [SeaChange] systems, coupled with the jury finding of willfulness, all support the conclusion that SeaChange deliberately copied the invention of the [nCUBE] patent," Farnan wrote.
SeaChange said it now plans to appeal the decision, which was held up until the judge's ruling was made public. SeaChange added that it set aside money last year to cover the $6 million verdict.