A West Texas Jury Giveth, the ITC Taketh Away

  • April 9, 2022
  • Category: New Patent Litigation
    Market Sector: Consumer Electronics and PCs

In litigation as complicated as EcoFactor, Inc.’s smart thermostat campaign, any three-month period could see significant developments, but over the last three months, in this particular campaign, a Western District of Texas jury has returned a $20M verdict in EcoFactor’s favor while an Administrative Law Judge (ALJ) in EcoFactor’s second investigation before the International Trade Commission (ITC) has handed down an initial determination (ID) against EcoFactor, finding no Section 337 violation. With that partial backdrop, EcoFactor has filed yet another district court case against Alphabet (Google) (6:22-cv-00350), again in West Texas where District Judge Alan D. Albright prepares for upcoming trials in 2020 cases filed against ecobee and Vivint.  

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