Google Can't Escape Trial On Skyhook Wi-Fi Location Patents

Law360, New York (February 19, 2015, 5:56 PM EST) -- Setting the stage for a trial next month, a federal judge on Wednesday denied Google Inc.'s bid for summary judgment that it doesn't infringe Skyhook Wireless Inc. patents on locating mobile devices, or that the patents are indefinite under the U.S. Supreme Court's Nautilus ruling.

Judge Rya W. Zobel rejected Google's argument that three of the patents at issue are invalid as indefinite, an argument that she noted "heavily relies" on the Nautilus decision from June, which relaxed the previously tough standard for proving indefiniteness.

Even under the Nautilus standard, which holds that a patent is indefinite if it does not inform...

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