Shore Chan team obtains $25.9 million jury verdict for client VideoShare, LLC before Judge Albright
A Shore Chan team, including partners Michael Shore, Alfonso Chan, Will Ellerman, Ari Rafilson, and associate Halima Shukri Ndai, joined by Charley Ainsworth and Chris Bunt of Parker, Bunt & Ainsworth P.C., obtained a complete jury trial victory for their client VideoShare, LLC in the United States District Court for the Western District of Texas against Defendants Google LLC and YouTube, LLC. The jury found that Google and YouTube infringed all six asserted claims of VideoShare's US Patent No. 10,362,341 ("the '341 Patent") and that all six asserted claims of the '341 Patent are valid. The jury awarded $25.9 million, the amount VideoShare's expert Stephen Holzen recommended.
The jury verdict confirms that Gad Liwerant, VideoShare's managing member and the lead named inventor of the '341 Patent, Christopher Dodge, and Guillaume Boissiere invented a novel method of uploading, storing, transcoding and streaming video files to users in August 1999, six years before YouTube existed.
Michael Shore, speaking on behalf of the entire Shore Chan trial team offered, "VideoShare had the facts and the law on its side. In that scenario the only thing required for a just outcome is a fair trial. In the Western District of Texas all parties are treated equally before the law and fair trials are the norm."
The $25.9 million damages award is the second largest patent infringement jury verdict ever against Google or YouTube in the United States, and the first jury verdict loss for Google since 2017.