Google On Defensive In Online-Shopping IP Suit At Fed. Circ.

Law360, Washington (March 5, 2014, 4:57 PM EST) -- Judges on a Federal Circuit panel appeared willing to reverse a decision freeing Google Inc. from allegations that it infringed buySAFE Inc.'s software patents proving guarantees of transactions, saying on Wednesday that the patent's methods seemed sufficiently concrete for eligibility.

A three judge panel placed Google attorney Andrew Pincus of Mayer Brown LLP on the defensive at oral argument in buySAFE's appeal of the lower court decision invalidating U.S. Patent Number 7,644,019, titled, "Safe transaction guaranty.” The patent covers computer-application based methods for providing a transaction performance guaranty service for online commercial transactions.

Two judges on the panel, Chief Judge Randall...

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