Mapping Patent Suit Sees Invalidity and Noninfringement Verdict for Google Upheld by Federal Circuit
- October 27, 2017
The Federal Circuit has declined to overturn a Delaware jury’s May 2016 verdict finding that a single mapping patent asserted by Art+Com Innovationpool GmbH against Google is invalid (1:14-cv-00217). Ruling on appeal in an October 20 opinion, the Federal Circuit affirmed a decision issued in that district court suit by Circuit Judge Timothy B. Dyk (who was sitting by designation) to deny Art+Com’s renewed motion for judgment as a matter of law, agreeing that the jury’s finding that the asserted patent was anticipated by prior art had been properly supported by the evidence (2017-1016). Given its holding as to validity, the Federal Circuit did not revisit the part of the verdict finding noninfringement as to Google Maps.
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