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Google Socked with $85 Million Patent Fine

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Mar 21, 2014, 7:44 AM   by Eric M. Zeman   @phonescooper

A Texas jury fined Google heavily in a patent case against SimpleAir. Google was found guilty of infringing a SimpleAir patent in January. The patent in question pertains to push notification technology found in the Google Cloud Messaging and Android Cloud to Device Messaging services, which are encompassed within Android smartphones and tablets. The notifications cover apps such as Gmail, Facebook, and Twitter. Google was found guilty on all five claims made by SimpleAir. The penalty phase of the trial concluded this week. Google hoped to pay only $6 million, while SimpleAir sought $125 million. A jury awarded SimpleAir $85 million.

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Mar 21, 2014, 11:56 AM

Bunch of dumb hicks

When the Eastern portion of Texas isn't busy lynching and robbing minorities (at the hands of police even), they're relaxing in a court room while a sleazeball lawyer baffles them with strange new words like "Internet".
Wow and I thought that libertards where supposed to not be racist. But obviously they lie about that too.

Mar 22, 2014, 11:34 AM

In other news......

I lost a nickel the other night that was never recovered. It's about the same thing.
so, are you gonna sue Google too?

Mar 21, 2014, 2:41 PM

I'm no lawyer but this seems crazy.

Push technology has been around for decades. Our patent system is broken.
Heck yes it's broken. Granted, even $85 million isn't that terribly much for Google, but that doesn't make it right.
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