Google, Verizon, Blackberry Beat Phone Location IP Suit

Law360, Los Angeles (September 15, 2016, 8:31 PM EDT) -- A Delaware federal judge on Thursday tossed three related suits accusing Google Inc., Verizon Wireless and Blackberry Corp. of infringing a patent covering smartphone location services technology, ruling that the patent is invalid under the high court's landmark Alice ruling.

U.S. District Judge Richard G. Andrews granted the companies' motions for judgment on the pleadings in three patent infringement suits lodged by CallWave Communication LLC over its patented method of determining the location of mobile platforms. The judge said CallWave's patent didn't pass the standard set by the U.S. Supreme Court's 2014 ruling in Alice. Corp. v. CLS Bank Int'l, which...

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