IV Case Against Motorola Mobility Ends in Mistrial
The first Intellectual Ventures (IV) patent suit to reach trial ended in a mistrial on February 5th after IV and defendant Motorola Mobility spent more than a week in trial (1:11-cv-00908). US District Judge Sue Robinson presided and declared the mistrial after only one day of jury deliberations. IV first sued Motorola Mobility in October 2011, two months after Google announced its acquisition of the company for $12.5 billion. The case asserted six patents but the jury’s deliberation was limited to three of the original patents (6,557,054; 6,658,464; 7,120,462). Claims of two other patents will be considered separately at a later date.