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Failed CEO loses court case against Google/Android

Posted by on 22/12/2010

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It’s desperate times for a desperate CEO. Erich Specht, an Illinois entrepreneur lost his case against Google, after he filed a lawsuit for infringement over the Android trademark.

Back in 2002 he registered his own company name as Android Data, but the corporation failed the same year, but since then he has not officially disbanded the company and is still listed as a legit company. Recently however, he filed a lawsuit against Google for a whopping $94 million over the use of the Android name. The case was obviously a lost cause though, because his real company barely turned any profits and its current status is unknown. One thing for sure is that he is not pursuing the interest of his firm and just wants to milk Google of their money.

Google’s lawyers convinced the court to throw out the case on the grounds that Specht’s company was a failure and that he had unofficially given up the name for free use. The trademark was officially revoked after the ruling.

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