Vringo Patent In Google Case Tentatively Nixed By USPTO

Law360, New York (January 31, 2014, 7:40 PM EST) -- One of the Vringo Inc. patents that Google Inc. was recently ordered to pay an ongoing royalty for infringing has been preliminarily rejected by the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office, Vringo said Friday, adding that it was confident the decision would be reversed.

Vringo said that the USPTO issued a "first, nonfinal rejection" of one of the search engine patents its subsidiary I/P Engine Inc.'s has accused Google of infringing. On Tuesday, a judge ordered Google to pay an ongoing royalty for infringing, finding that a...
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