Jury Awards Walsh Client $125 Million in Software Patent Infringement Case

September 27, 2019 in Firm News

A New Jersey federal jury unanimously awarded $125 million to Walsh client EagleView Technologies Inc., (EagleView), a leading provider of aerial imagery and data analytics, finding that a business rival infringed its software patents. The critical verdict demonstrated that Xactware Solutions Inc. (Xactware) used EagleView’s innovations and technology for years without permission and in violation of U.S. patent law in a case dating back to 2015.

After less than two hours of deliberation, the jury found that Xactware had willfully infringed five EagleView patents covering software that uses aerial imagery to determine roof repair estimates. The jury’s finding of willfulness may pave the way for additional damages against Xactware.

In addition, U.S. District Judge Renee Marie Bumb issued a temporary restraining order stopping Xactware and its parent company from making and selling certain products until after October 8, when a hearing will be held on a permanent injunction.

Walsh attorneys Liza M. Walsh, Hector D. Ruiz and Eleonore Ofosu-Antwi, and co-counsel Adam Alper, Brandon H. Brown, Reza Dokhanchy, Michael W. De Vries, Patricia A. Carson, Leslie M. Schmidt, Gianni Cutri, Joel M. Merkin and Kristina N. Hendricks of Kirkland & Ellis LLP, represented EagleView.

The case is EagleView Technologies v. Xactware Solutions Inc., et al., case number 1:15-cv-07025, in the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey.

For more information, please contact Liza M. Walsh at (973) 757-1100 or [email protected]

More details on the case may be found on Law 360.

As Reported in Law360