Alphabet’s Google violated a software program developer’s patent rights with its remote-streaming know-how and should pay $338.7 million (almost Rs. 2,770 crore) in damages, a federal jury in Waco, Texas selected Friday.
The jury discovered that Google’s Chromecast and different gadgets infringe patents owned by Touchstream Applied sciences associated to streaming movies from one display screen to a different, a courtroom consultant mentioned on Monday.
Google spokesperson Jose Castaneda mentioned on Monday that the corporate will attraction the decision and has “at all times developed know-how independently and competed on the deserves of our concepts.”
Attorneys for New York-based Touchstream didn’t instantly reply to a request for touch upon Monday.
Touchstream, which additionally does enterprise as Shodogg, mentioned in its 2021 lawsuit that founder David Strober invented know-how in 2010 to “transfer” movies from a small gadget like a smartphone to a bigger gadget like a tv.
In line with the grievance, Google met with Touchstream about its know-how in December 2011 however mentioned it was not two months later. Google launched its Chromecast media-streaming gadgets in 2013.
Touchstream mentioned that Google’s Chromecast copied its improvements and infringed three of its patents. It additionally mentioned its patents had been infringed by Google’s Dwelling and Nest sensible audio system and third-party televisions and audio system with Chromecast capabilities.
Google denied infringing Touchstream’s rights and argued that the patents are invalid.
Touchstream filed related complaints in opposition to cable suppliers Comcast, Constitution and Altice in Texas earlier this 12 months. These instances are nonetheless pending.
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