3 Wins in Waco for Roku with FTI Consulting Graphics & Courtroom Technology Support

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Forensic & Litigation Consulting’s Trial & Arbitration Services practice contributed to winning a $318 million software patent dispute, clearing Roku Inc. of patent infringement following a trial before Judge Albright in Waco, Texas.  FTI Consulting was engaged by Roku’s counsel Duane Morris LLP to provide onsite graphics and courtroom technology support. IOEngine v. Roku, marks TAS’ third trial win in Waco for Roku, with previous defense wins: ESW v. Roku (April 2021) and MV3 v. Roku (October 2020)—Judge Albright’s first jury patent trial.

Client Leads:  Alan Ruffier, Matt Simmons, Constantine Verenes and David Aldridge

Roku Triumphs in $318 Million Patent-Infringement Case Filed by IOEngine

Recent patent-infringement claims lodged against Roku Inc., a prominent maker of streaming platforms, were thrown out by a jury in Waco’s Western District of Texas. Connecticut-based firm, IOEngine LLC, had been seeking $318 million in damages, claiming that Roku had violated its patents through the process of creating, marketing and selling several of its products. These included the Roku streaming players, streaming sticks, and Streambars.

Retrofitting to portable devices enabling user access to streaming content, such as movies, television, and music, is at the center of the claimed patents. The jury, however, ultimately sided with Roku, denying IOEngine’s allegations.

Legal representation for Roku was provided by the team at Duane Morris, guiding the company to a successful defense verdict against this significant claim. The case serves as a regular reminder of the complexities surrounding patent rights in the prolific area of content streaming technology.