Street View Patent Appeal Rejected By Supreme Court

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Posted 2 years ago


GooglelogoGoogle received a defeat on Monday at the hands of the United States Supreme Court after it decided to not hear a case involving their Street View service.

The case, Google Inc. v. Vederi LLC, U.S. Supreme Court, No. 14-448, was brought to the high court on an appeal from Google over allegations that they infringed on four previous patents with the release of their Street View service.

The lawsuit was filed by Vederi, LLC back in 2010.

Specifically, Vederi felt that Street View infringed on their StreetBrowser service that they filed a patent for back in 2000, which deals with navigating created images of geographical locations via computer.

In 2014, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit made a ruling that overturned a district judge’s decision in favor of Google.

The Supreme Court’s decision to decline hearing the case came after being advised by the Obama administration not to do so.

The case will now return to the lower courts for possible further appeal if Google so chooses.

Christopher A. Smith 


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