High Court Won't Hear Google's IP Prosecution History Case

By Kevin Penton (January 9, 2017, 12:14 PM EST) -- The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined Google's bid that it take on an infringement case involving malware protection software in order to review the Federal Circuit's allegedly conflicting standards for incorporating a patent's prosecution history during the construing of claims.

Google argued in its petition for certiorari that the Federal Circuit has presented differing views on the significance of a patent's prosecution history for more than a decade. (AP) The Supreme Court did not expand on its rationale for denying Google Inc.'s petition for certiorari in a case in which Google argued that the Federal Circuit has presented differing views...

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