Patent battle between Intellectual Ventures and Google ends on a mistrial

After a day of deliberations, the jury has failed to come to a conclusive verdict on a case pitting Google Inc. against Intellectual Ventures, forcing the judge to announce a mistrial on the patent case allegations

It has been two weeks since the patent lawsuit begun with the jury having a day to deliberate on the issue, but failed to come to conclusive agreement, thus leaving U.S. District Judge Sue Robinson with no choice other than hand the mistrial verdict.

As of late, Intellectual Ventures, a patent holder co-founded by former Microsoft CTO Nathan Myhrvold, has become a lightning rod of controversy in the technology industry. The company has built up a massive trove of patents and has taken aim at a slew of firms that it claims violate its technologies.

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Amanda Ciccatelli

Amanda G. Ciccatelli is a Contributing Writer for InsideCounsel, where she covers the patent litigation space. Amanda earned a B.A. in Communications and Journalism from...

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