Desmarais LLP’s Google Patent Case Highlighted by Law.com
Law.com recently featured Desmarais LLP’s representation of Google LLC in litigation involving a keyboard patent and mobile phone emojis.
The firm is seeking a declaratory judgment of non-infringement on Google’s behalf after an inventor claimed the tech company’s emoji buttons on its mobile phones infringed his universal keyboard patent. The inventor originally sued in Delaware, but voluntarily dismissed the case after litigation revealed he had improperly assigned the rights to the patent (No. 6,703,963).
Following the dismissal, Desmarais LLP filed the declaratory judgment request in the Northern District of California, arguing that the patent holder’s claims over “domain control” access to emojis were not valid. “The Gboard keyboard characters are not input keys simultaneously displayed with the alleged associated domain control in the accused Google products as required by at least claim 1” of the patent, the complaint states.
Desmarais LLP’s representation of Google includes Partners John Desmarais and Paul Bondor and Associates Steven Balcof, Emily Chen and Elizabeth Weyl.
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