WASHINGTON, Dec. 15, 2010 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. (SKGF), an intellectual property law firm in Washington, DC, announces victory in defending a patent infringement lawsuit filed against Jingle Networks by Grape Technology Group and kgb USA. The suit was filed in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware in July 2008. On Thursday, December 9, 2010, after five days of trial, the jury returned a verdict of no infringement on all patents remaining in the suit – U.S. Patents No. 6,775,371 and 7,023,969 relating to telecommunications technology.
"We are thrilled with the outcome," said Scott Kliger, CEO of Jingle Networks. "We believed that the infringement allegations had no merit from the start, and are delighted that the suit has ended with the jury agreeing with us. We look forward to moving beyond this lawsuit."
H. Keeto Sabharwal, lead trial counsel for Jingle and SKGF Director, commented, "This is a fantastic victory for our client and for the consumers that use their services. It was imperative that Jingle defend itself vigorously. We appreciated the opportunity to defend Jingle and the trust that they placed in us. We are pleased with the verdict, and that Jingle will be able to continue to expand and grow its innovative and consumer-friendly services."
Kliger added, "We greatly appreciate the work of Sterne Kessler in defending Jingle in the suit, as the firm brought a unique and unmatched understanding of technology and patent law to the case that was invaluable to our victory."
In addition to Mr. Sabharwal, the Sterne Kessler team included Lori A. Gordon, Robert E. Sokohl, Donald R. Banowit, Mark Fox Evens, Nirav N. Desai, and Michael D. Specht. The case is styled as Grape Technology Group Inc. and kgb USA, Inc. v. Jingle Networks Inc., 1:08-cv-00408-UNA (DED). Grape Technology Group Inc. and kgb USA, Inc. were represented by Weil, Gotshal and Manges LLP.
Sterne, Kessler, Goldstein & Fox P.L.L.C. - Strategists and Advisors specializing in the protection, transfer and enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights. Founded in 1978 and based in Washington, DC, the firm has over 130 patent attorneys, agents and technical specialists representing a broad range of clients, including emerging and established companies, venture capital firms, universities and select individuals. In the last year, SKGF received the following awards and recognition: The National Law Journal's Midsize Hot List, Working Mother and Flex-Time Lawyers Best Law Firms for Women, Washington Business Journal's Best Places to Work, and was named the most diverse partnership in Washington, DC, by Legal Times / The National Law Journal.
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