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Google hit with another hefty sum

We recently reported that Google had been ordered to pay $32.5 million in damages to Sonos for infringing its patent. Now, a Delaware federal jury has ordered the tech giants to pay $15.1 million to audio software company Personal Audio for infringing their patent. Personal Audio alleged the Google’s flagship music streaming platform, Google Play Music, used playlist downloading, navigation and editing features in violation of its patent. The jury decided that not only had Google infringed, but had done so wilfully, which could lead to an uplift in the damages due to Personal Audio of up to three times the verdict amount. A spokesperson for Google said that they were disappointed with the verdict and planned to appeal. Google claims that the verdict relates to a “discontinued product” and would not affect customers. This highlights the importance of protecting and enforcing the IP rights in your creations, particularly against large scale competitors. If you have any questions on the above, please do not hesitate to contact the team at McDaniels Law on 0191 281 4000 or legal@mcdanielslaw.com. in: EU/International, Legal News, News, Patents

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