Defendant Apologizes to the Jury

Last month, a Wisconsin jury ruled that Blackhawk Network, a provider of prepaid gift cards, digital products and other telecom products, had infringed two claims of a patent held by InComm, a prepaid product and transaction services company. To Blackhawk’s credit, they took their medicine, and rather than blaming someone else, apologized to the jury for infringement of the InComm patent. However –  we are still trying to figure this out – Blackhawk claimed that it is “not a technology company.” It did agree to remove (we assume they will have to hire a programming firm to do this for them) the infringing source code from its platform.