Google Wins Patent Trial Over Earth Mapping Tech

By Vince Sullivan (May 27, 2016, 3:12 PM EDT) -- A Delaware jury determined Friday that the technology used by Google Earth to display refined images of the planet does not infringe the patent of a German tech company and found the patent to be invalid over prior art.

Google denied infringing the Art+Com Innovationpool patent during trial, saying it used different methods to display the higher resolution images as a user zoomed in to a specific point on the planet. (Credit: AP) After a week-long trial and barely an hour of deliberations, the panel of seven men and one woman decided that Google Earth does not use a patented method to...

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