Appeals Court Upholds C-COR Verdict


The U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit affirmed a lower-court decision that SeaChange International Inc. infringed on the patent of C-COR Inc.

“We’re pleased that the court upheld our intellectual-property rights,” C-COR president Mike Pohl said in a prepared statement.

The U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware ruled in 2002 that SeaChange infringed on C-COR’s video-on-demand-server patent. SeaChange began shipping a new software module after the district court’s decision.

“This outcome will not impact our customers,” SeaChange CEO Bill Styslinger said in a prepared statement. SeaChange has accrued $7.8 million to cover the damages assessed in the original verdict.

“This ruling, coupled with the Court of Appeals’ ruling last summer that C-COR did not infringe SeaChange’s patent, makes it clear that the only infringement that’s been committed has been by SeaChange,” Pohl added.