Google Handed Win In Scrolling-Mouse Patent Case

Law360, New York (September 21, 2007, 12:00 AM EDT) -- Dealing a blow to a Florida-based patent-holding company, a federal judge has found that Google Inc. did not directly infringe a patent covering three-dimensional scrolling-mouse technology.

Judge Cecilia M. Altonaga dismissed F&G Research Inc.’s patent infringement suit Friday in the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida after determining that Google did not violate F&G’s patent and that F&G should pay Google’s attorneys’ fees and costs for bringing a frivolous suit.

Both parties moved for summary judgment regarding F&G’s remaining claim for direct infringement....
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