Google Bests Function Media In IP Suit Over AdSense

Law360, New York (September 9, 2011, 9:44 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. emerged victorious Friday in a patent lawsuit over its AdSense program when a magistrate judge largely backed a jury's findings in favor of Google and denied patent-holding company Function Media LLC's request for a new trial.

In his opinion, Magistrate Judge Charles Everingham IV found that the jury that sat in on the January 2010 trial was "not unreasonable" when it ruled that Google did not infringe on Function Media's patents.

Function Media had argued that it deserved a new trial because Google spoliated...
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