Google Could Be Forced To Payout $1.67 Billion For Infringing Patents On Its AI Processors

Search engine giant Google was put in front of a federal jury in Boston to argue against a computer scientist’s infringing patent claims, as first reported by Reuters.

This had to do with AI processors used in a whole list of Google products to power the technology. Therefore, the company just made its first visit before a federal jury board yesterday to argue against the accusations and claims hurled in its direction.

The lawyer for Singular Computing explained to jurors how the Android maker ended up copying the technology from the company after holding several meetings with the lead AI scientist Joseph Bates where he was told to discuss ideas on how to solve issues linked to AI development.

The lawyer further went on to share how the scientist made his findings known to the tech giant and had no idea that they would end up copying his technology that was covered with patents, instead of actually licensing the latter for the development of Google’s AI-based chips.

The innovations were instilled directly into the firm’s Tensor Processing Units and were then used for supporting different AI endeavors across Gmail, Google Services, and its Translate too.

Meanwhile, internal emails were sent out and they served as evidence in terms of how the tech giant’s leading member Jeff Dean felt that Bates's ideas were perfect and perfectly adaptable for use in the company’s products. He also felt that it was in line with what the search engine giant was creating and therefore the match was deemed ideal.

Meanwhile, another worker also spoke about how he and others felt quite corrupted by everything going on including Joe’s plans. So this is why Google might be taught a lesson the hard way and that includes do not ever take something that does not belong to you while making sure to provide credit along the way, whenever it’s due.

One lawyer for search engine giant Google argued that employees from the company who were in charge of manufacturing the AI chips never had any meetings with Bates and made sure their products were quite independent of what he had come up with.

It was also shocking to see him refer to Bates as the most disappointing creator who did such a poor job at convincing a host of other leading big names in the tech world like Amazon, ChatGPT’s parent firm OpenAI, and even software giant Microsoft.

If that was not enough, he further ridiculed him as a poor inventor who made use of approximate math calculations that were inaccurate and may end up impacting the product severely.

Google’s AI chips are deemed to be different in fundamentals when compared to others seen in the tech world, the company argued in front of the jury, and that entails the opposite of what is seen in patents from Singular.

Before the trial even began, we saw the firm shed light on how it generated requests for a whopping $7 billion to cover up damages payments for patient infringements of two of its leading sources. Now, we’re seeing how the company could be asked to pay $1.67 billion more.

Search engine giant Google rolled out processing units back in the year 2016 and it was designed to power AI technology that’s used for the likes of speech recognition, recommendations for advertisements, content production, and more. But Singular did argue at the time how both 2 and 3 versions of these units did go against patent rights, which was a violation conducted from 2017 to 2018.

Meanwhile, a Washington Appeals Court also listened to arguments yesterday about invalidating patents from Singular in another legal case that saw Google generating an appeal for.

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