Google, Yahoo Don't Infringe Search Patent: Judge

Law360, New York (March 12, 2010, 4:03 PM EST) -- A circuit court judge has ruled that Google Inc. and Yahoo Inc. have not infringed a PA Advisors LLC patent for Internet search software, paving the way for the technology giants to exit a lawsuit that targeted 13 Web-based companies and online advertising providers.

Judge Randall Rader, sitting by designation in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, found Thursday that the Google and Yahoo products implicated in the suit do not infringe the PA Advisors technology — a search method that claims...
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