Google Didn't Swipe Search Features: Calif. Appeals Court

Law360, New York (May 25, 2012, 9:01 PM EDT) -- A California state appeals court on Friday affirmed a lower court’s ruling that Google Inc. did not develop its search engine using confidential information from a Los Angeles-based Internet directory and search engine startup.

In an unpublished opinion, a three-judge panel sided with a Los Angeles Superior Court’s finding that Google employee Nick Mote did not disclose any private information from Booloon Inc. to his employer and agreed that Google had shown enough evidence that it had independently developed its service that is now synonymous with...
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