ActiveVideo Networks, creators of the CloudTV platform, has filed for an injunction against Verizon Communications to prevent the continued unauthorized use of its intellectual property in Verizon’s FiOS TV service.? ?The requested injunction, intended to protect ActiveVideo’s rights as the inventor of technology in the delivery of advanced applications such as video-on-demand (VOD) and interactive TV, orders Verizon to “cease and desist from further infringement of ActiveVideo’s patents.”

ActiveVideo this month was awarded damages totaling $115 million in the jury trial of the company’s patent infringement suit against Verizon. The jury in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia found that Verizon had infringed on all asserted claims of the intellectual property owned by ActiveVideo during the deployment of Verizon’s FiOS television service.

ActiveVideo filed suit against Verizon in May, 2010, regarding four patents for technology created, owned and used by ActiveVideo. The patents, which are fundamental to interactive television services such as video on demand, include:

  • United States Patent No. 6,034,678, titled “Cable Television System With Remote Interactive Processor;”
  • United States Patent No. 5,550,578, titled “Interactive And Conventional Television Information System;”
  • United States Patent No. 6,100,883, titled “Home Interface Controller for Providing Interactive Cable Television;” and
  • United States Patent No. 6,205,582, titled “Interactive Cable Television System with Frame Server.”

The ActiveVideo CloudTV platform is currently deployed with major cable system operators, including Cablevision.

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