Google Asks High Court To Take Up Street View Patent Fight

By Aaron Vehling (October 28, 2014, 1:17 PM EDT) -- Google Inc. has asked the U.S. Supreme Court to consider whether a court can presume a patent claim's scope remains the same despite amendments to overcome an earlier rejection, arguing that when the Federal Circuit did just that in a patent infringement suit over Street View it violated high court precedent.

The Mountain View, California-based tech giant said that the high court has consistently ruled that an amended claim narrows the original claim scope and construes that claim against the inventor, and that the appeals court's decision that Google's street navigation service infringes Vederi LLC's patents conflicts with that precedent. The...

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