Analysis Group Witnesses Testify in Roku’s Successful Patent Infringement Defense

November 16, 2020

Analysis Group Vice Presidents Lauren R. Kindler and Laura O’Laughlin provided damages testimony in a recent trial involving Roku Inc. in its successful defense of a patent infringement case. In the matter (MV3 Partners LLC v. Roku Inc., et al.),  MV3 Partners alleged that Roku’s screen mirroring and screen casting features, which allow users to share content from their mobile devices to their television screens via a Roku streaming player, infringed its patent. MV3 claimed that the alleged infringement took place over a number of years, and requested damages of more than $41 million.

Both Ms. Kindler and Ms. O’Laughlin testified in deposition and at trial, supported by Analysis Group analytical teams led by Managers Ryan Marsh and Elizabeth Milsark. Ms. Kindler presented rebuttal testimony that the damages were significantly overstated in light of the patent’s limited contribution to Roku’s commercial success, other payments made by Roku for technology related to screen mirroring, and the minimal use of the features in question. Ms. O’Laughlin assessed MV3’s survey-based claims about the importance of the at-issue features to consumers, and presented evidence that suggested that MV3’s data were significantly flawed and invalid, and that MV3’s survey failed basic admissibility standards. 

Following a five-day trial, a jury in the US District Court for the Western District of Texas cleared Roku of the patent infringement claims and denied MV3’s request for damages.