A few days ago I noted that until last week, over the last two years the Eastern District of Texas was tied at ten plaintiff verdicts and ten defense verdicts, with each side also having one win in the two invalidity-only trials. Then last week Uniloc broke the tie in plaintiff's favor last with a verdict in the plaintiff's favor.
But yesterday a Marshall jury in Judge Roy Payne's court rendered a verdict in favor of defendant Samsung in MTC v. Samsung, bringing us even again. (Plaintiff was seeking $132 million). The verdict is of interest for another reason. This was the second MTC case to go to trial in Marshall - last month MTC prevailed against defendant Apple on nine of the twelve asserted claims, winning damages of $23.575 million.
So we end the year with the verdicts evenly split between plaintiff and defendant in infringement cases, in invalidity-only cases - and even in cases involving the same patents by the same plaintiff in the same court with the same judge - but involving products by two different defendants.