Texas Jury Issues Noninfringement and Invalidity Verdict for HP in Network-1 Power-over-Ethernet Suit

November 16, 2017

A Texas jury has found that HP and HP Enterprise (HPE) did not infringe publicly traded Network-1 Technologies, Inc.’s “remote power” patent, also finding multiple claims invalid (6:13-cv-00072). In a verdict issued on November 13, the jury found that the defendants had not infringed the patent-in-suit through the provision of hardware utilizing the Power-over-Ethernet (PoE) standard. The jury also found that HP and HPE had successfully shown that all of the claims at issue are invalid as obvious over prior art. However, the jury also declined to accept the defendants’ argument that Network-1 had breached its obligation to license the patent on reasonable and non-discriminatory terms.

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