Lincoln Financial Wins Patent Suit

On February 13, 2009, a jury rendered a verdict in a patent infringement lawsuit in favor of The Lincoln National Life Insurance Company and against three Aegon USA companies: Transamerica Life Insurance Co., Transamerica Financial Life Insurance Co., and Western Reserve Life Assurance Co. of Ohio. The jury found Lincoln’s ‘201 patent valid and determined that a reasonable royalty for Transamerica’s infringement was $13.1 million.