More than four years after it launched its first waves of lawsuits, the world’s biggest “patent troll” has won its first victory in a jury trial.
Late Friday, a Delaware jury ordered Symantec to pay $17 million to Intellectual Ventures, the Washington-based “invention marketplace” created by ex-Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, which boasts more than 30,000 patent assets.
In its verdict [PDF], the jury found that Symantec had infringed two US patents, numbered 5,987,610 and 6,073,142. A third patent, 6,460,050, was found to be not infringed.
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