Google is ordered to pay $20 million due to patent infringements in Chrome
It’s an old patent case. Originally filed in 2013 and dismissed by a US District Court Judge in 2014, the plaintiffs didn’t give up. Alfonso Cioffi and now deceased Allen Rozmaan filed claim against Google for infringing on their patents anti-malware patents which Google was utilizing in their Chrome browsers.
The previous court had ill-defined the complaint. The new court, a District Court in Texas, deemed that original definition erroneous, and proceeded with the case, finding for the plaintiffs. Now Google has been fined $20 million for the infringement of these patents.
Google has appealed the case with the U.S. Supreme Court, however, that case has been declined.