A PC World article, yesterday, summarized in some detail the Federal Circuit Court of Appeals decision in Hyperphase/Hyperphase Technologies v. Google on Wednesday.
Hyperphase Industries sued Google in April 2006, according to the article, alleging Google’s “AdSense” and “AutoLink” toolbar functions infringed on Hyperphase patents relating to contextual linking and presentation of information. The District Court for Western Wisconsin rejected those allegations, awarding summary judgment to Google in September 2006. Hyperphase appealed
The Federal Appeals Court, Wednesday, upheld parts of the summary judgment relating to “AdSense,” and some of the “AutoLink” claims, but overturned those parts dealing with AutoLink’s alleged infringement of two of the patent issues in remanding the case.