Google Hit With $26M Video Patent Verdict In WDTX

By Lauren Berg (November 16, 2021, 9:45 PM EST) -- Google LLC and YouTube LLC owe VideoShare LLC nearly $26 million for infringing the company's video sharing patent, a Texas federal jury found Tuesday, rejecting Google's case for invalidating the patent.

A day after closing arguments were heard in U.S. District Judge Alan D. Albright's Waco courtroom, the jury found that Google and its YouTube subsidiary directly infringed all six asserted claims of VideoShare's U.S. Patent No. 10,362,341, according to the verdict form.

The jury also rejected Google's argument that portions of the patent's claims are conventional, making it unpatentable.

The jury said Google and YouTube must pay $25.9 million to...

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