Patent plays move higher following Vringo verdict

|By:, SA News Editor

Patent plays VirnetX (VHC +1.4%), Unwired Planet (UPIP +3.1%) and Wi-LAN (WILN +2.2%) have moved higher after Vringo was awarded a favorable verdict in its long-running infringement suit against Google, AOL, and other firms. A proposed Google workaround for a Vringo patent the search giant has been ruled to be infringing was rejected.

The group has been pressured by growing political, legal, and regulatory scrutiny of perceived patent trolls.