Google, Blockbuster Beat Chinese Inventor's Patent Suit

Law360, San Francisco (December 11, 2013, 7:59 PM EST) -- A California federal judge Wednesday threw out a Chinese inventor's claims that Google Inc., Blockbuster LLC and others infringed his patent on a program that protects software from unauthorized use, finding that a payment-related limitation he added isn’t supported by the patent.

U.S. District Court Judge Susan Illston ruled that Ho Keung Tse's patent-infringement claims against the companies, which also targeted Samsung Telecommunications America LLC and HTC America Inc., couldn't survive because he attempted to add a claim limitation that said not charging for the patented...
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