NORFOLK, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Vringo, Inc. (NYSE MKT: VRNG), a company engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property, today provided an update on its wholly-owned subsidiary I/P Engine's case styled I/P Engine vs. AOL et al., which is currently in trial in U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia, Norfolk Division.
Vringo currently expects closing arguments in the case to commence on Thursday, November 1, 2012, and that thereafter the Court will instruct the jury on its deliberations.
Today, the Court ruled that under the equitable doctrine of laches, damages should be calculated beginning on September 15, 2011, the date that I/P Engine filed its complaint. I/P Engine had previously sought to have such damages calculated from September 15, 2005. The Court considered a number of motions, including defendants' motions for judgment as a matter of law as to invalidity and non-infringement, which the Court denied.
The court docket for the case is publicly available on the Public Access to Court Electronic Records website, www.pacer.gov, which is operated by the Administrative Office of the U.S. Courts.
About Vringo, Inc.
Vringo, Inc. is engaged in the innovation, development and monetization of mobile technologies and intellectual property. Vringo's intellectual property portfolio consists of over 500 patents and patent applications covering telecom infrastructure, internet search, and mobile technologies. The patents and patent applications have been developed internally, and acquired from third parties. Vringo operates a global platform for the distribution of mobile social applications and services including Facetones® and Video Ringtones which transform the basic act of making and receiving mobile phone calls into a highly visual, social experience. For more information, visit: www.vringoIP.com.
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