You might remember that when Google’s Android operating system first kicked off, the name was challenged by a person who ran a company called Android Data from 1998 to 2002. Google was accused of trademark infringement and the person wanted a payout of $94 million from Google, Android Inc, and the Open Handset Alliance.Â If you’re in Google’s camp, the good news is that the judge has granted Google’s Motion for Summary Judgement to throw out the case and also canceled the person’s original trademark, on the grounds that it could result in confusion. Definitely a win for folks in the Android camp, though we wonder what kind of strange lawsuits we’ll see next in the tech scene.
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