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Third Time’s a Charm for Case Over Google’s Project Loon

Dec. 19, 2017, 6:22 PM

Alphabet Inc.'s Google failed to escape claims that its balloon-based wireless network, Project Loon, was developed with trade secrets allegedly stolen from a tech company.

Google previously won dismissal of two complaints by Space Data Corp. under federal and state trade secret law. But the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California allowed Space Data’s third amended complaint to proceed.

The outcome of the case could affect the expansion of Project Loon, which X—the Alphabet tech research and development subsidiary originally founded under Google that works on the project—says is designed to provide internet coverage to people in ...

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