West Texas Jury Returns a Roughly $120M Verdict for Plaintiffs in Targeted Advertisement Campaign

June 14, 2024

A Western District of Texas jury has returned a verdict for AlmondNet, Inc. in a suit that it filed with its subsidiary Intent IQ, LLC against Amazon (Amazon.com Services, Amazon Web Services) in August 2021. The jury found two claims, one from each of two tried patents, infringed and not proven invalid, awarding $121.95M in damages, well below the plaintiffs’ reported ask. Presiding Judge Alan D. Albright also submitted to the jury the “issue as to conventionality” of the asserted claim of one of the patents, which patent claim the court had ruled in pretrial proceedings is directed to an abstract idea.

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