Jury's Quickie Verdict Is OK, Judge Rules In Google IP Row

By Kevin Penton (September 16, 2016, 5:50 PM EDT) -- A Delaware district judge has denied a bid by a German technology company for a new trial because a jury took only 45 minutes to conclude that Google did not infringe a mapping patent that it also deemed to be invalid.

The length of time that a jury spends deliberating a matter, on its own, is not a sufficient reason to grant a new trial, wrote U.S. Circuit Judge Timothy B. Dyk, noting that the Fourth Circuit once upheld a lower court's denial of a new trial motion in a case where a jury took only four minutes to deliberate....

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