Shore Chan files lawsuit against Google

February 01, 2022
Shore Chan LLP filed a patent infringement lawsuit on behalf of the Purdue Research Foundation against Google LLC.

The lawsuit was filed on February 1, 2022, in the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Texas. The case is being adjudicated by U.S. District Judge Alan Albright.

The patent-in-suit, U.S. Patent No. 10,379,925, was invented by Professor Y. Charlie Hu, the Michael and Katherine Birck Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, and his research team at Purdue University. The patent-in-suit is titled "Systems and methods of detecting power bugs.

"Dr. Brooke Beier, senior vice president of commercialization at the Purdue Research Foundation, has publicly commented on the lawsuit:

"Purdue Research Foundation's policy is to protect intellectual property developed and patented by Purdue University's faculty and researchers. Many of the innovations are supported by taxpayer-funded grants and research endowments, and PRF is tasked with protecting those public investments from those who would infringe for private gain.

"The suit against Google was filed after a year-long pre-suit investigation that revealed Google's willful infringement of multiple PRF patents. PRF attempted for weeks to set up a meeting with Google, but when Google refused reasonable conditions for a meeting, Purdue was left with no option but to initiate suit.

"RF is the assignee of multiple additional patents Google infringes. Purdue has again invited Google to meet, see the evidence of infringement, and discuss license terms. If Google continues to refuse to negotiate a license, the suit will be amended to add patents.

"What happens next is completely up to Google." 

Purdue Research Foundation is represented by Shore Chan LLP lawyers Alfonso Garcia Chan, Michael W. Shore, Raphael Chabaneix, and Halima S. Ndai, along with Mark Siegmund of Steckler Wayne Cochran Cherry PLLC.

The press has widely reported Dr. Beier's comments and the lawsuit:

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