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nCUBE Corp. said a Delaware judge has awarded the video-on-demand vendor double damages and the majority of attorney fees in its patent case against rival firm SeaChange International.

The case is in reference to nCUBE charges that SeaChange's MediaCluster, MediaExpress and Media Server technology infringed on an nCUBE patent (No. 5,805,804), which describes fundamental video server architecture.

In November 2002, a jury ruled that SeaChange should pay nCUBE $2,035,829, plus a seven percent royalty on all sales of infringing products after Feb. 1, 2002. SeaChange has since said it has created a version of software that works around the nCUBE patent.

nCUBE did not release the specific figures tied to the judgment issued on March 31, but in a court document obtained by CED, Judge Joseph J. Farnan awarded enhanced damages of $4,071,658, pre-judgment interest of $62,101, and two-thirds of attorney's fees and costs amounting to $1,839,852. It's not yet known if the judge will change the licensing/royalty fees tied to the original jury decision.

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