Google Evades IP Claims In Safe-Shopping Patent Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (July 29, 2013, 9:48 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. on Monday escaped a patent infringement lawsuit by online safe-shopping service buySAFE Inc. claiming Google infringed its patented method for guaranteeing online transactions, after a Delaware federal judge ruled that the core concept of the method is abstract and therefore not patentable. 

U.S. District Judge Leonard P. Stark granted Google's motion for summary judgment declaring buySAFE's patent invalid. In Monday's order, Stark said the disputed patent — U.S. Patent Number 7,644,019, titled "Safe transaction guaranty" — didn't meet the threshold for patent eligibility. ...
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