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Google’s Location Imaging Win Sent Back to Patent Board

May 14, 2020, 8:31 PM

Google LLC‘s successful challenge at the Patent Trial and Appeal Board to parts of four patents related to creating composite images of geographic locations was vacated by the Federal Circuit Thursday.

In a nonprecedential opinion, the court said the PTAB misconstrued certain terms within the patents. Vederi LLC will get another chance to prove that the relevant parts of the patents are valid.

Vederi owns four patents related to creating a visual database of a geographic area using a recording device and a GPS. The patented system sends image data with an associated location to a computer. The computer...

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