Google Inc.’s Motorola Mobility will face a new trial against patent-licensing firm Intellectual Ventures over mobile-device technology after a jury said it couldn’t agree on a verdict following two days of deliberations.
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, a patent-licensing firm that claims to own more than 30,000 patents and to have earned almost $2 billion in licensing fees, filed three patent-infringement suits against technology companies yesterday.
While Microsoft Corp. Chairman Bill Gates these days is more often seen engaged in philanthropic activities through the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, he still dons his inventor cap from time to time.
Intellectual Ventures Management LLC, the patent-licensing firm that filed three patent- infringement suits against technology companies in December, has succeeded in getting counsel for one of the companies disqualified from the case.
Novozymes A/S, the world’s largest maker of industrial enzymes, said it won a U.S. trial in which a jury ordered DuPont Co.’s Danisco unit to pay $18.3 million for infringing a patent related to biofuel production.