HNB secures $27 Million Dollar Judgment for its Clients Against Korean-Based Receiver Manufacturer Vicxon Corporation and Its CEO Soo Jong Yeo.

Jul 26, 2013 Hagan, Noll & Boyle News

On July 26, 2013, the United States District Court for the Southern District of California granted HNB’s Motion for Summary Judgment on behalf of DISH Network, NagraStar, and EchoStar Technologies’ (collectively “DISH Network”) against Vicxon Corporation and its CEO Soo Jong Yeo. Vicxon Corp. is a Korean-based satellite receiver and dongle manufacturer that shipped various products into the United States for domestic distribution. DISH Network filed suit against Vixcon Corp. and Yeo on January 3, 2012. After prevailing on various motions to dismiss filed by Defendants, HNB moved for summary judgment on behalf of DISH Network on their DMCA claims. The Court found the receivers and dongles manufactured by Vicxon to violate the DMCA insofar as they included various hardware and software components designed primarily to facilitate circumvention. The Court granted HNB’s motion, entered final judgment in our clients’ favor, awarded$27,758,200.00 in statutory damages, and issued a permanent injunction against future violations. The Court further ordered Defendants to destroy all remaining product inventory and held that Vixcon’s CEO was also individually liable for the judgment amount.
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