A District Court in Texas has ordered Google to pay $20 Million for infringing up on four anti-malware patents in Google Chrome.
The case was filed by Alfonso Cioffi and the now-diseased Lucent engineer Allen Rozman in 2013. The case was dismissed initially in 2014, but Cioffi and the Rozman family appealed in a federal court, which accepted the case.
“We see nothing that indicates that Cioffi intended its invention to do anything other than protect ‘critical files’ as that concept is widely understood by those of skill in the art,” the Federal Circuit court wrote. Google tried to appeal the decision in the Supreme court, but this was dismissed.
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