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Google Earth Dodges 3D Terrain Patent

Law360 (March 7, 2007, 12:00 AM EST) -- A federal judge in Massachusetts has ruled that Internet search giant Google Inc. doesn’t infringe a rival’s patent with its popular Google Earth software, which gives online three-dimensional views of the planet.

The summary judgment ruling was handed down Wednesday in Massachusetts District Court. It was a blow to Skyline Software Systems Inc., the Virginia-based software company that sued Google in 2004 after it acquired the technology that drives Google Earth.

“From the beginning, we felt confident that Google Earth's technology does not infringe Skyline's patent,”...
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