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Google AdWords do not infringe GeoTag patent

US: Google AdWords does not infringe a location-based search patent owned by a company called GeoTag, a US judge ruled in a case in which Google and Microsoft teamed up to come to the aid of customers who use their mapping services.

Google's advertising system that lets users display ads alongside search terms does not infringe on a part of the patent in suit, the U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware said in a redacted order on Tuesday. The search giant teamed with Microsoft to sue GeoTag in 2011, claiming the company used its geotagging patent. A to improperly file patent lawsuits against more than 300 entities, many of whom are Microsoft and Google customers, according to the original complaint.

Source: CIO