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Intellectual Property Case Study Due: 11:59 p.m., Thursday, April 2, 2008 Submit PDF on Blackboard (Other formats and papers without names will not be accepted) Description: This assignment involves the patent infringement lawsuit brought against Google by GraphOn, a server-based application developer. The complaint, which was filed in August 2008 in the U.S. District Court in the Eastern District of Texas, claims that Google has infringed on U.S. Patent Nos. 6,324,538, 6,850,940, 7,028,034, and 7,269,591, which “protect GraphOn’s unique method of maintaining an automated and network-accessible database,” according to GraphOn. Early in 2008 AutoTrader.com settled with GraphOn to end a very similar patent-infringement lawsuit involving the …538 and …940 patents.
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Unformatted text preview: GraphOn claims that it became the owner of the four patents in question when it acquired Network Engineering Software (NES) in 2005. Assignment: In essay format (complete sentences and multiple paragraphs) using 12 pt. Times New Roman font and totaling no more than two double-spaced pages , please address the following: Identify the intellectual property that forms the basis of the patent infringement lawsuit filed by GraphOn and argue for or against the claims made by GraphOn against Google. Grading Criteria: Writing Rubric Resources: Relevant patents and patent applications can be found at freepatentsonline.com , uspto.gov , and pat2pdf.org . Remember to cite these and any other resources you use according to IEEE Style Manual....
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