SSJR Wins $8.3M Willful Infringement Jury Verdict Against Computer Packages
On May 25, 2010, SSJR won its client WhitServe LLC a jury verdict in US District Court in Connecticut stating that Computer Packages Inc willfully infringed four WhitServe patents. The jury awarded damages of $8,378,145 exclusive of prejudgment interest. The WhitServe patents willfully infringed by CPi include US patent Nos. 5,895,468; 6,049,801; 6,182,078; and 6,981,007. CPi products/services found to willfully infringe the WhitServe patents include Desktop EARS, TERMS, CPI Online, Hosted EARS and Hosted PMS. The verdict will allow WhitServe to build out its online annuity payment business NetDocket. WhitServe is now pursuing related patent infringement claims against customers of CPi. WhitServe was represented by SSJR attorneys Gene Winter, Christopher Strate, Walter Welsh and Michael Kosma. CPi was represented at trial by John Krause, Doug Sharrott & Marc Pensabene of Fitzpatrick, Cella, Harper and Scinto.