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  • A federal jury in Texas has found that Google’s license with a patent owner prohibits that patent owner from suing Google’s customers for infringement of the licensed patents. Beneficial Innovations Inc., a Las Vegas-based non-practicing entity (NPE), had sued Google and other defendants in 2007 and 2009 alleging infringement of Beneficial’s patents for online advertising. […]

  • An ongoing copyright infringement suit by the Authors Guild may determine the fate of Google Inc.’s controversial digital books project. The Google Library Project allows users to search and read books online. Google display 20 percent of the text in a search and allows consumers to purchase the entire book through its online storefront, Google […]

  • An ongoing copyright infringement suit by the Authors Guild may determine the fate of Google Inc.’s controversial digital books project. The Google Library Project allows users to search and read books online. Google display 20 percent of the text in a search and allows consumers to purchase the entire book through its online storefront, Google […]

  • Google’s Patent Search engine is a valuable and underutilized tool for inventors and businesses. It allows users to search several patent offices at once for granted patents, published patent applications, and even prior art. While the search engine previously only covered the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) and the European Patent Office (EPO), […]

  • Videos of virtual unknowns belting out Top-40 hits are some of the most popular content on YouTube. However, a recent copyright suit calls into question their legality. The National Music Publishers’ Association (NMPA) alleges that Fullscreen, Inc., a multi-channel network (MCN) that produces some of YouTube’s most popular channels, has failed to obtain the proper […]

  • Google recently announced new figures regarding the number of takedown notices it receives under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act. The search giant also announced that interested parties can now download all the data shown for copyright removals in a new “Transparency Report.” According to Google, when it launched the copyright removals feature, it received more […]

  • Rosetta Stone Inc. and Google Inc. have announced plans to dismiss a three-year old trademark infringement lawsuit over Google’s AdWords system. The two companies  now plan to work together to fight trademark abuse online. Rosetta Stone filed suit in 2009, alleging that Google allowed its competitors to market copycat software when Rosetta’s trademarks were used […]