Google Pops Rival’s IP Suit Over Balloon Internet Tech

Law360, San Jose (February 16, 2017, 5:21 PM EST) -- A California federal judge said Thursday she’ll dismiss with leave to amend Space Data Corp.’s trade secret and patent infringement suit accusing Google Inc. of stealing its balloon-based internet technology to create Project Loon, saying the wireless services company needs to be more specific about what trade secrets Google allegedly stole.

U.S. District Judge Beth Freeman said during a hearing in San Jose that Space Data doesn’t need to be “clairvoyant” about Google's business, but it needs to include more details about what exactly Google has allegedly stolen. Judge Freeman said she is “quite concerned” that if she allowed the complaint...

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