Chief Judge Sleet Denies Parties' Post-Trial Motions After Jury Returns Verdict for Defendant on Infringement Claims
By Memorandum Opinion entered by the Honorable Gregory M. Sleet in Grape Technology Group, Inc., et al. v. Jingle Networks, Inc., Civil Action No. 08-408-GMS (D.Del., January 9, 2012), the Court denied all three of the post-trial motions filed by the parties which consisted of the motion of plaintiffs for a new trial, the renewed motion of defendant for judgment as a matter of law, and the motion of defendant for attorneys’ fees pursuant to 35 U.S.C. § 285. Following a six day trial, the jury had previously rendered a unanimous verdict in favor of defendant Jingle Networks on the issue of infringement with respect to all claims, but also found in favor of plaintiffs on the claims of invalidity. Id. at 1. After considering the entire record, the parties’ post-trial motions and the applicable law, the Court decided to deny all of the parties’ post-trial motions. Id. at 2-23.
A complete copy of the Memorandum Opinion is attached.