Fenwick Secures Jury Verdict for Amazon

On September 19, 2023, a Delaware federal jury handed client Amazon a full defense verdict in a long-running patent dispute related to Amazon’s Music and Audible service.  

Plaintiff TrackTime sued Amazon and Audible in 2018 asserting two patents generally related to synchronizing text transcripts with video depositions. Previously, Judge Noreika of the District of Delaware granted a motion to dismiss and held the patents patent-ineligible, but TrackTime filed an amended complaint making additional allegations related to patent eligibility.  

The Court subsequently issued a claim construction order invalidating one of the asserted patents. A trial on the remaining patent began September 5, and the jury found for Amazon on September 19, finding that the accused products did not infringe the patent, and the asserted claims were anticipated by three separate prior art references, were obvious over prior art, and were also directed to subject matter that was well-known, routine and conventional.  

The Fenwick team included litigation partners J. David Hadden, Saina Shamilov, Ravi Ranganath, Todd R. Gregorian and Melanie L. Mayer, Ph.D., as well as counsel Jeffrey A. Ware and litigation associates Christopher S. Lavin, Johnathan Chai, Min Wu, Sujung Hahn and Liam Azartash.

The case is TrackTime, LLC v. Amazon.com, Inc. et al, case number 1:18-cv-01518 in the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware.

Fenwick’s team was recognized in The American Lawyer's Litigation Daily as ‘runners up’ for litigator of the week for their representation of Amazon.