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Christie, Parker & Hale Client Vederi Wins Appeal Against Google

Monday, March 17, 2014

Christie, Parker & Hale, LLP (, a leading Southern California intellectual property law firm, today announced that its client, Vederi, LLC, won an appeal against Google, Inc. in a patent infringement case involving Google's Street View service. Because the district court erred in its claim construction, the United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit vacated a summary judgment of non-infringement and remanded the case to the district court for further proceedings. “We are pleased that the Federal Circuit agreed with us that Vederi's patent rights are broader than what Google advocated to the district court and the district court adopted,” said David A. Dillard, lead attorney for the CPH litigation team.

The original lawsuit filed by Vederi alleges that Google’s Street View infringes four of Vederi’s patents issued between 2007 and 2009. These patents relate to methods for creating synthesized images of a geographic area through which a user may then visually navigate via a computer. Enrico Di Bernardo and Luis Goncalves, the founders of Vederi, LLC, met at Caltech while pursuing doctoral degrees. Their StreetBrowser system, that let Internet visitors look at panoramas of streets and visually navigate around a neighborhood, was hosted on the website of the City of Pasadena in the early 2000s.

The Christie, Parker & Hale team has served as intellectual property legal counsel to Vederi since 2000. At CPH, all patent attorneys have a degree in science or engineering, covering the full spectrum of technologies—math, chemistry, physics, computer science, electrical engineering, and even naval architecture. This technology background makes CPH the industry leader in high-tech intellectual property protection. CPH patent attorneys have a national reputation for high caliber performance at the U.S. Patent Office and other venues, and its patent litigators can make even the most complex technical subjects clear to judges and juries alike.

For more information about the intellectual property legal services of Christie, Parker & Hale, visit or call 800-813-7494.

About Christie, Parker & Hale

Christie, Parker & Hale is a leading intellectual property law firm operating at the intersection of science, technology, and the law. Engaged exclusively in all aspects of intellectual property law, most of the firm’s attorneys hold degrees in engineering or the sciences, bringing added value and perspective to client service. Drawing on a 60-year heritage, the firm continues to propel innovation and stimulate business growth by protecting its clients’ most valuable assets – intellectual property.

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