Google Triumphs In Trademark Suit Over Android

Law360, New York (December 20, 2010, 6:53 PM EST) -- A federal judge has nixed a software entrepreneur's claims that Google Inc.'s Android operating system infringes his trademarks on the name Android, finding that the plaintiff's companies abandoned the marks before the technology giant began using them.

Judge Harry D. Leinenweber of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois on Friday granted Google's motion for summary judgment on the five trademark infringement, unfair competition and deceptive business practice claims alleged in plaintiff Erich Specht's second amended complaint, as well as on two of...
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