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Google Wins Patent Trial in Texas Over Nest Mounting

Oct. 6, 2021, 7:19 PM

Google’s Nest Hub doesn’t infringe a patent owned by Profectus Technology for a digital picture frame, a federal jury in Waco, Texas, found.

  • The jury also sided with Google and found the patent claims invalid
  • Closely held Profectus claimed that its patent, which was issued in 2005 and has since expired, covered a frame that can download, store and display digital images and has an automatic display adjustment that reacts to sound or change in light
  • Profectus argued that, while the Nest Hub had several purposes, Google also marketed it as “the ultimate photo frame”
  • Profectus had been seeking $2.9 ...

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