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Google Ordered To Pay AdWords Royalties Over Patent Infringement

A court has ruled that Google must pay 1.36% of its U.S. AdWords earnings from 2012 to 2016 to holding company (or patent troll, if you prefer) Vringo, which bought some old Lycos patents in 2011, which Google is said to be infringing upon. Those expire in 2016. Vringo already won about $30 million after suing Google, Microsoft, AOL, Gannett …

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Big Patent Suit Against Google Over Quality Score Goes To Trial

Last year, a company called Vringo sued Google over a couple of patents, and last week, the case began trial in Virginia. The patents are directly related to AdWords and AdSense, which are obviously vital to Google’s revenue. One patent (6,314,420) is described in the following manner (via Ars Technica): A search engine system is provided for a portal site …

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Mark Cuban: Heavily Invested In Patent Law Reform

Shark Tank investor and American business guru, Mark Cuban recently bought up big stock in Vringo, a company currently engaged in a sizable patent lawsuit with Google and several other tech firms. He owns about 7% of the company and has already seen the stock prices rise. This past March Vringo merged with patent troll Innovate/protect who also owned a …

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Mark Cuban Becomes Largest Holder of Vringo Stock and Shares Triple

Mark Cuban purchased Vringo stock shortly after pushing Lamar Odom out of his life. Vringo is a Delaware corporation that was founded in 2006 by entrepreneur and venture capitalist Jonathan Medved and mobile software specialist David Goldfarb. The company provides software platforms for mobile social and mobile video services. According to data from FactSet Research Cuban now owns more than …

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Facebook and Facetones Reach Agreement

Vringo, Inc. a provider of software platforms for mobile social and video applications, announced today that it has entered into an agreement with Facebook, Inc., the world’s leading online social network, relating to the use of Vringo’s Facetones mark and domain name. Facetones lets you enjoy your friends’ latest Facebook photos whenever they call you or you call them. The …

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