Google Wins US Patent Trial Over Information Retrieval on Pixel Phones, Apps

Alphabet’s Google LLC received a jury trial on Tuesday in a long-running patent lawsuit in Delaware federal court docket over options in Google’s smartphones and apps.

The jury determined that Luxembourg-based patent proprietor Arendi SARL’s patent was invalid and that Google didn’t infringe it, in keeping with the decision made public on Wednesday.

Attorneys for Arendi didn’t instantly reply to a request for remark. Google spokesperson José Castañeda mentioned the corporate was happy with the choice and appreciated the jury’s “careful attention to the extensive evidence presented in this case.”

Norwegian inventor Atle Hedloy’s Arendi sued Google in 2013 over the patent, which pertains to retrieving data like names and addresses from a database and coming into it into phrase processors and spreadsheets.

Arendi alleged that Google’s cell gadgets and apps together with Gmail, Chrome, Docs, and Messages infringed. It requested the court docket for $45.5 million (roughly Rs. 37 crore) in damages, in keeping with a spokesperson for Google’s legislation agency Paul Hastings.

The jury decided that Google didn’t infringe Arendi’s patent and agreed with Google’s argument that the patent was invalid based mostly on earlier publications that disclosed the identical invention.

Arendi has additionally sued different tech corporations together with Apple, Microsoft, and Samsung Electronics over associated patents. These instances have all been dismissed or resolved. 

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