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Vringo Loses Patent Appeal

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Aug 15, 2014, 12:39 PM   by Eric M. Zeman

A U.S. court today handed Vringo a defeat in its patent claims against Google and other companies. Earlier, Vringo won a guilty verdict against Google over how search results are filtered. Google appealed and today's decision effectively overturns the earlier verdict. The court declared both Vringo's patents invalid and tossed the case. Vringo said it is evaluating its options. There's no word from Google yet about its exoneration. Vringo purchased the rights to a wide swath of mobile technology patents from Nokia in 2012 and has sued several companies, including Google and ZTE, in order to protect its intellectual property.

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Aug 15, 2014, 12:54 PM


Patent trolls should be struck down. Not to mention that many of the "patents" are not truly patentable... they are usually just one stupid method of doing something that is not original or novel.
I live in Seattle where there are several of these trollco's, like MyhrTroll, and its actually pretty comical reading many of these supposed "patents", "New and Innovative way to look at a display" or "new and innovative method to pickup a fork" or "new and innovative way to move data wirelessly"...well... Really just like everyone else in the world but we have a lot of lawyers to say how novel this clever method is.
And if the patent office doesn't agree that your stupid idea is actually very clever, then just go crapple on them and resubmi...
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