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Federal Circuit Rules Against Google, Vacates Dismissal Of Patent Case

Mealey's (March 13, 2018, 8:50 AM EDT) -- WASHINGTON, D.C. — A Texas federal judge erred in dismissing a patent infringement complaint against Google Inc. because the district court improperly presumed that terminally disclaimed continuation patents were patentably indistinct variations of their parent patents without analyzing the claims’ scope, the Federal Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals ruled March 12 (SimpleAir Inc. v. Google Inc., No. 16-2738, Fed. Cir.).

(Decision available. Document #16-180319-053Z.)

According to the appellate panel of Circuit Judges Alan D. Lourie, Jimmie V. Reyna and Raymond T. Chen, the ruling by U.S....
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