Fed. Circ. Affirms Verdict Clearing Google In $106M IP Case

By Nicole Narea (October 20, 2017, 8:19 PM EDT) -- A Federal Circuit panel affirmed Friday a Delaware federal jury's finding that a mapping patent Art+Com Innovationpool GmbH had accused Google Earth of infringing in a $106 million case was invalid as anticipated.

Following a five-day trial, the jury took only 45 minutes to select a foreperson, eat lunch and render a verdict that Google did not infringe and that Art+Com's patent was invalid as both anticipated and obvious. (AP) The opinion, written by U.S. Circuit Judge Richard Taranto, said the jury correctly found that Art+Com's patent was anticipated by an earlier invention known as TerraVision developed by the Stanford Research...

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