Texas
15 February 2017
Reporter: Barney Dixon
Google must pay $20 million for Chrome infringement
Google must pay $20 million in damages for infringement of four patents related to anti-malware.

The jury verdict, issued in the US District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, found that Google had infringed the four patents through its Chrome browser.

The case was originally brought in 2013, by Alfonso Cioffi and the children of his co-inventor, Al Rozman.

In December 2014, the court dismissed the case after the plaintiffs conceded that they would not win on the court's interpretation of the asserted patent claims.

The plaintiffs took their appeal to the Federal Circuit, which found that the court had erred in its interpretation.

Google asked the US Supreme Court to hear the case, but it declined.

More news
The latest news from IPPro The Internet
Join Our Newsletter

Sign up today and never
miss the latest news or an issue again

Subscribe now
Copyright coalition demands 'ambitious' EU copyright reform
30 May 2017 | Brussels | Reporter: Barney Dixon
A letter from Copyright for Creativity has attracted more than 60 signatories, and demands a more “ambitious agenda” for positive copyright reform
Yell loses out in UDRP decision
26 May 2017 | Geneva | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The panellists argued that there was nothing on record to suggest that Yell was well known outside of the UK
Facebook bans sale of IPTV boxes
25 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The new policy bans “products or items that facilitate or encourage unauthorised access to digital media”
Porn troll lawyer disbarred
25 May 2017 | Illinois | Reporter: Barney Dixon
The Illinois Supreme Court has disbarred Prenda Law’s John Steele
Nokia and Apple settle new dispute
24 May 2017 | California | Reporter: Mark Dugdale
The settlement puts a stop to litigation that spanned the US and Germany and saw Apple claim in federal court that the Finnish company conspired with patent licensing companies to unlawfully extract royalties
‘One size fits all’ not for Asia
24 May 2017 | Barcelona | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Enforcement approaches should differ across the continent, said Lee & Ko’s John Kim at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting
Notice and takedown systems ‘not efficient’
23 May 2017 | Barcelona | Reporter: Barney Dixon
Speaking at the 2017 INTA Annual Meeting, Oliver de Crombret outlined how current notice and takedown systems are not efficient in tackling online counterfeits