Sign up for weekly recaps of the ever-changing search marketing landscape.
US Appeals Court Give Google AdSense Patent Victory But Autolink Still Under Question
U.S. appeals court hands Google patent case setback from Reuters reports a US appeals court has partially overturned the initial ruling in Google favor in a patent infringement case filed by Hyperphrase Technologies, LLC.
The court supported the initial ruling that AdSense did not infringe on Hyperphrase patents, but it did not uphold the initial finding that the autolink feature in the Google Toolbar was not a patent infringement. Instead, it sent that portion of the case back to a Wisconsin district court for reexamination.
The official decision can be read in this PDF file.