nCUBE Corp. v. Seachange Int'l, Inc., No. 13-1066 (Fed. Cir. 2013)Annotate this Case
ARRIS and SeaChange provide video-on-demand products and services. ARRIS owns the 804 patent, which discloses a media server capable of transmitting multimedia information over any network configuration in real time to a client that has requested the information, allowing a user to purchase videos that are then streamed to a device such as a television. ARRIS alleged infringement by SeaChange’s Interactive Television. A jury returned a verdict in ARRIS’s favor, finding willful infringement. The Federal Circuit affirmed the verdict and the district court’s decision to enhance the damages award. The district court then permanently enjoined SeaChange from selling products that infringe the 804 patent. SeaChange released a system that it claims is outside the scope of the 804 patent. The district court found that ARRIS failed to prove contempt by clear and convincing evidence. The Federal Circuit affirmed.