Google Dodges Claims It Stole Trade Secrets For Video Chat

Law360, Los Angeles (October 11, 2013, 5:44 PM EDT) -- A California federal judge on Thursday tossed a technology company's claims that Google Inc. stole the idea for a group video chat feature in the Google Plus social networking service from its platform, finding the plaintiff failed to allege specific facts to show Google misappropriated trade secrets or breached a contract. 

U.S. District Judge Lucy H. Koh dismissed with leave to amend New York-based Be In Inc.'s claims against Google and subsidiary YouTube LLC for breach of contract and trade secret misappropriation. The judge dismissed with...
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