West Texas Jury Clears Roku of Infringement in $228M ESW Holdings Litigation

April 16, 2021

A jury in the Western District of Texas recently issued a noninfringement verdict for Roku in litigation brought by ESW Holdings (6:19-cv-00044) in which the plaintiff had sought as much as $228M in damages. On April 9, the jury found that Roku had not infringed two patents through the provision of software used for the development of streaming media “channels” for its media platform, capping off District Judge Alan D. Albright’s third patent jury trial since he took the bench in late 2018. The verdict for Roku marks the second time that a jury has cleared it of liability before Judge Albright, and comes amidst a trend of large damage awards issued in other notable patent trials in recent months.

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