Jury Finds that Analysis Group Client Google Did Not Infringe Digital Rights Management Patents

September 29, 2015

A federal jury in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Texas found in favor of Analysis Group client Google Inc. and codefendant Samsung Electronics Co. Ltd. in a patent infringement suit brought by privacy technology company ContentGuard Holdings Inc. In this case, ContentGuard alleged that Google Play Books, Google Play Music, and Google Play Movies infringed its patents and sought more than $500 million in damages for the alleged infringement. After a two-week trial, the jury found that Google and Samsung did not infringe the patents in question.

An Analysis Group team -- including Managing Principal T. Christopher Borek; Principal Robert Vigil; Vice Presidents John Browning, Lisa Pinheiro, and Jimmy Royer; and Manager Anjali Oza -- was retained by counsel for Google to support Professor David Reibstein of The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Professor Reibstein, an Analysis Group academic affiliate, testified at trial, reviewing and assessing the conjoint and usage surveys provided by ContentGuard's opposing expert.