Judge Granted Google's Motion for Summary Judgment to Throw Out Android Trademark Suit

In April 2009, Google's mobile operating system Android faced a challenger, Erich Specht, a man who ran a data company called "Android Data" from 1998 through 2002, came forward to say that Google was infringing on his trademark by using the name "Android", and he wanted a payout of $94 million from Google, Android Inc, […]

In April 2009, Google's mobile operating system Android faced a challenger, Erich Specht, a man who ran a data company called "Android Data" from 1998 through 2002, came forward to say that Google was infringing on his trademark by using the name "Android", and he wanted a payout of $94 million from Google, Android Inc, and the Open Handset Alliance.

Last week, a judge granted Google's Motion for Summary Judgment to throw out the case. The judge has also canceled Specht's original trademark, on the grounds that it could result in confusion with Google's mark, and because Specht has already used it "as a sword" against Google.

Google said "We're pleased to see this case dismissed, as it was baseless from the start."

Here's the full court oder:

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