Strange Bedfellows - Patent Owner's Lengthy Relationship With Accused Infringer Puts Claim To Sleep After 10 Years Of Litigation, Jury Trial

By Matthew D. Murphey Plaintiffs that included a former employee of an accused infringer who left the company to open his own competitive business, lost a bid for damages against cement manufacturer because of unreasonable delay in bringing the infringement suit. After ten years of litigation, which...

Jury Finds For Google On Oracle Patent Claims In California Federal Court

SAN FRANCSICO - (Mealey's) After seven days of deliberation, a California federal jury on May 23 acquitted Google Inc. of patent infringement claims levied by Oracle America Inc. ( Oracle America Inc. v. Google Inc. , No. 10-3561, N.D. Calif.). ( Verdict. Document #16-120604-007V .) A Google...

California Federal Jury Awards Apple $1.05 Billion In Patent Dispute With Samsung

SAN FRANCISCO - (Mealey's) After three days of deliberations, a California federal jury on Aug. 24 awarded Apple Inc. $1,049,343,540 in its high-stakes lawsuit with Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd., deeming the software giant's patents both valid and infringed ( Apple Inc. v. Samsung Electronics...