Google Gets Partial New Trial In $20M Malware Patent Row

By Michelle Casady (March 30, 2018, 8:26 PM EDT) -- A Texas federal judge on Thursday partially granted Google's bid for a new trial in a $20 million patent infringement suit against the tech giant over malware protection technology, agreeing that one question regarding invalidity of the patent was wrongly submitted to the jury, but otherwise upheld the jury's verdict.

Google had requested a new trial on all the issues, but U.S. District Judge Rodney Gilstrap said that request was "without merit" and granted the company a bench trial on the narrow issue of invalidity as it relates the 2010 reissue of a patent called the '247 patent. Google had argued...

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