I/P Engine, Inc. v. AOL, Inc. et al

Filing 822

MOTION for an Award of Post-Judgment Royalties by I/P Engine, Inc.. (Attachments: # 1 Proposed Order)(Sherwood, Jeffrey)

UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT EASTERN DISTRICT OF VIRGINIA NORFOLK DIVISION __________________________________________ ) ) ) Plaintiff, ) v. ) ) AOL, INC. et al., ) ) Defendants. ) __________________________________________) I/P ENGINE, INC., Civ. Action No. 2:11-cv-512 PLAINTIFF I/P ENGINE, INC.’S MOTION FOR AN AWARD OF POST-JUDGMENT ROYALTIES Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. (“I/P Engine”) respectfully moves this Court to order that Defendants pay an ongoing running royalty for Defendants’ continuing infringement of I/P Engine’s patents-in-suit. I/P Engine requests that Defendants be required to pay such royalties from the date of entry of final judgment in this action (November 20, 2012) until Defendants either cease their infringement, or until the expiration date of the patents-in-suit (April 4, 2016). As set forth and explained in the accompanying Memorandum of Law, determining the appropriate post-judgment running royalty involves three steps: 1) determining the appropriate royalty base, 2) determining the appropriate royalty rate, and 3) determining the frequency of the royalty payment. The evidence presented at trial establishes that Google’s implementation of the infringing SmartAds technology generated a positive impact of at least 20.9% on Google’s U.S. AdWords revenues, which is the appropriate royalty base. The appropriate post-judgment royalty rate should be 7% based upon changed circumstances in the post-judgment hypothetical 1 negotiation and in light of Defendants’ ongoing willful infringement. Defendants should also provide an accounting and pay those ongoing royalties quarterly. Dated: December 18, 2012 By: /s/ Jeffrey K. Sherwood Donald C. Schultz (Virginia Bar No. 30531) W. Ryan Snow (Virginia Bar No. 47423) CRENSHAW, WARE & MARTIN PLC 150 West Main Street Norfolk, VA 23510 Telephone: (757) 623-3000 Facsimile: (757) 623-5735 Jeffrey K. Sherwood (Virginia Bar No. 19222) Frank C. Cimino, Jr. Kenneth W. Brothers Dawn Rudenko Albert Charles J. Monterio, Jr. DICKSTEIN SHAPIRO LLP 1825 Eye Street, NW Washington, DC 20006 Telephone: (202) 420-2200 Facsimile: (202) 420-2201 Counsel for Plaintiff I/P Engine, Inc. 2 CERTIFICATE OF SERVICE I hereby certify that on this 18th day of December, 2012, the foregoing PLAINTIFF I/P ENGINE, INC.’S MOTION FOR AN AWARD OF POST-JUDGMENT ROYALTIES, was served via the Court’s CM/ECF system on the following: Stephen Edward Noona Kaufman & Canoles, P.C. 150 W Main St Suite 2100 Norfolk, VA 23510 senoona@kaufcan.com David Bilsker David Perlson Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP 50 California Street, 22nd Floor San Francisco, CA 94111 davidbilsker@quinnemanuel.com davidperlson@quinnemanuel.com Robert L. Burns Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP Two Freedom Square 11955 Freedom Drive Reston, VA 20190 robert.burns@finnegan.com Cortney S. Alexander Finnegan, Henderson, Farabow, Garrett & Dunner, LLP 3500 SunTrust Plaza 303 Peachtree Street, NE Atlanta, GA 94111 cortney.alexander@finnegan.com /s/ Jeffrey K. Sherwood 3