nCUBE said Wednesday that a Delaware District Court jury upheld its
video-on-demand patent lawsuit against SeaChange International Inc. and awarded
nCUBE $2 million and a 7 percent royalty fee on any sales of infringing products
after Feb. 1, 2002.
nCUBE sued Jan. 8, 2001, claiming that SeaChange's interactive-TV system
infringed on an nCUBE patent filed Sept. 8, 1998.
nCUBE said the patent covered scalable-server architecture.
SeaChange had no immediate comment, but it was slated to hold an earnings
call later Wednesday, where the matter was likely to be addressed.
At about 3 p.m., SeaChange was trading at $11.26 per share -- down 93 cents,
or 7.6 percent -- according to NASDAQ.