In Prism Technologies LLC v. Sprint Spectrum L.P, Nos. 16-1456, -1457 (Fed. Cir. Mar. 6, 2017), the Federal Circuit affirmed the district court’s denial of Sprint’s motion for a new trial based on, among other things, the admission of a settlement agreement between Prism and Sprint’s competitor, AT&T.
Prism sued Sprint for the infringement of two patents relating to a system for managing access to protected computer resources. The jury found Sprint liable for infringement and awarded $30 million in reasonable-royalty damages. Sprint argued the district court erred for four reasons, including error in admitting a settlement agreement between AT&T and Prism regarding the patents-in-suit (and others). Continue reading