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Internet Machines, LLC v. PLX Technology, Inc., et al.:

On February 29, 2012, a jury in Tyler returned a verdict in favor of Plaintiff, Internet Machines, LLC, on all asserted claims. In addition, the jury found the Defendants' infringement willful. After finding that Defendants (represented by Baker & McKenzie) had not proven the patent claims invalid, the jury entered a verdict in excess of $1M. The CEP IP team representing Internet Machines included lead counsel John Edmonds, Steve Schlather, and Mike Collins. The CEP IP team was also joined by Longview attorneys Charles Van Cleef and Andrew Spangler throughout this litigation.

Prior to trial, the Internet Machines legal team also assisted in licensing the Internet Machines portfolio to other third parties. The case is Internet Machines, LLC v. Alienware Corp., et al., Case No. 6:10-CV-00023 (E.D. Tex., Tyler Division).

Further, on June 19, 2013, the Court entered final judgement affirming the jury's verdict with respect to Infringement, Invalidty, and Damages. The Court awarded Internet Machines its costs, damages for past infringement, and a running royalty (increased by 50%) on all infringing sales moving forward.

The case was appealed by both parties to the Federal Circuit on July 17, 2013. The CEP IP appellate team, consisting of lead counsel John Edmonds, Steve Schlather, and Shea Palavan, fully briefed all issues in both the appeal and cross-appeal and attended oral argument on August 5, 2014. Shortly thereafter, on August 11, 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit released an opinion in favor of Plaintiff, Internet Machines, LLC, affirming the Tyler, Texas jury verdict of Infringement, Invalidity, and Damages, including pre and post-verdict royalties. The appeal and cross-appeal are Internet Machines LLC v. Cyclone Microsystems, Inc., Case Nos. 13-1516, 13-1517, respectively.

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