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Google faces $125 million damages claim after losing Android patent lawsuit

Feb 4 2014, 12:12pm CST | by , in News | Technology News

Google faces $125 million damages claim after losing Android patent lawsuit
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A tech company named SimpleAir is now seeking $125M in damages from the tech giant Google Inc. after a jury has found that the push notification services in the Android infringe on a SimpleAir patent, the company has said last Tuesday.

The Google Inc. has infringed the SimpleAir’s patent with its famous Google Cloud Messaging (GCM) service and the Android Cloud to Device Messaging (C2DM) service, the SimpleAir has said in an official news release. These services are being used by the Google Inc. to process and then send instant notifications for the Android applications, such as the Facebook, Twitter, and the Gmail app, it added.

The jury has found all the five claims of the SimpleAir’s 7,035,914 patent on a “system and the method for transmission of the data” valid and infringed by the Google Inc., which is according to the jury verdict that was recently filed with the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of the Texas area, the Marshall Division, on last Saturday.

The jury was however unable to reach on a unanimous decision yet, on the amount of damages to award for the Google Inc.’s infringement, the SimpleAir Inc. has said, adding that a separate jury is going to decide on the amount in a limited second trial. The SimpleAir seeks the damages in excess of about $125 million.

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