A RuyakCherian team announced that they obtained a jury trial victory for
client Bright Data Ltd. in a patent infringement lawsuit in the United States
District Court for the Eastern District of Texas against Defendants Teso LT,
UAB, Metacluster LT, UAB, and Oxysales, UAB, who market services
under the brand Oxylabs.
The team included partners Robert Harkins, Sunny Cherian, Ronald
Wielkopolski, and associate Colby Davis, joined by Mark Mann and Blake
Thompson of Mann Tindel Thompson and Elizabeth DeRieux of Capshaw
DeRieux LLP.
The jury verdict confirms that Ofer Vilenski and Derry Shribman, founders
of Bright Data, invented novel methods of obtaining content over the
Internet with a residential proxy network, confirming the validity of all eight
asserted patent claims from U.S. Patent Nos. 10,257,319 (“the ‘319
Patent”), 10,484,510 (“the ‘510 Patent”), and 10,469,614 (“the ‘614
The jury also found that the defendants willfully infringed Bright Data’s
patent rights, awarding damages for the profits lost by Bright Data as the
result of the infringement.
Robert Harkins, speaking on behalf of the entire Bright Data trial team
argued in closing, “Mr. Vilenski started this company with nothing but hard
work and excellent ideas with his partner Derry Shribman. And they built
that company with these patents into a company that makes $100 million a
U.S. Patent Nos. 10,257,319, 10,484,510, and 10,469,614.