Lawsuits Against Google Dismissed

Dec 26, 2006 | 2,049 views | by Navneet Kaushal
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Google has won another case even without fighting it. A Madison based company, HyperPhrase Technologies LLC and its subsidiary, HyperPhrase Inc, had filed a lawsuit against Google citing that Google's AdSense and AutoLink products violate the company's patents.

U.S. District Judge John Shabaz dismissed the lawsuit in a 25 page ruling. The judge said that:

AutoLink performs a completely different function in a different way to achieve a different result.

The judge also put aside the AdSense lawsuit as "nonsense." He said that:

The product involves connecting two records which the AdSense statistically predicts hold a common interest for the reader. It has nothing whatever to do with a reference in one record to a second record.

BusinessWeek reports that a similar lawsuit filed by HyperPhrase was dismissed in 2003. The lawsuit claimed that  Microsoft Corp.'s Office XP suite of business software infringed on its patents. That suit had sought $2 billion in damages.

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Navneet Kaushal

Navneet Kaushal is the founder and CEO of PageTraffic, an SEO Agency in India with offices in Chicago, Mumbai and London. A leading search strategist, Navneet helps clients maintain an edge in search engines and the online media. Navneet's expertise has established PageTraffic as one of the most awarded and successful search marketing agencies.
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