Google Seeks AIA Review Of SimpleAir Patent In $85M Case
Law360, New York (August 7, 2014, 3:45 PM EDT) -- Google Inc., facing an $85 million verdict for infringing a SimpleAir Inc. network messaging patent, filed an America Invents Act petition Wednesday seeking to have the patent invalidated, claiming it covers an abstract idea and is anticipated or obvious in view of earlier inventions.
Google's petition to the Patent Trial and Appeal Board is its second attempt to invalidate SimpleAir's patent, after the board rejected its first petition in May. Google said its new petition reframes its arguments and presents new prior art.
By challenging SimpleAir's patent, Google is seeking to negate a March jury verdict that it infringed and must...
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