Google Asks For New Trial In Malware IP Dispute

By Cara Salvatore (April 10, 2017, 7:28 PM EDT) -- Google asked a Texas federal judge on Friday to undo a $20 million patent infringement trial loss and grant a retrial, saying the jury was tasked with deciding legal questions that should never have been its province.

The jury found in February that Google had infringed on all three patents for malware-protection software that were at issue in the suit, awarding inventor Alfonso Cioffi and the family of his late partner $20 million.

But Google now says that the jury was wrongly asked to determine questions that should have been for the judge. Those were about the 2010 reissue of a...

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