September 25, 2015 / 10:47 AM / 4 years ago

Google, Samsung defeat anti-piracy infringement claims

(Reuters) - A Texas federal jury on Wednesday rejected an investment firm’s patent infringement claims over the anti-piracy features of Android smartphones and the Google Play app and content service.

After a two-week trial before Judge Rodney Gilstrap of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas, an eight-person jury ruled for Google Inc, which owns the Android operating system, and Samsung Electronics, the largest maker of Android phones, and against plaintiff ContentGuard Holdings Inc.

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