Jury orders Google to pay $339M for patent-infringing Chromecast 

Google Chromecast with Google TV.

Enlarge / Google Chromecast with Google TV. (credit score: Google)

Google Chromecast infringed upon three patents of Touchstream Applied sciences, Inc. and may pay $338.7 million in damages, a Western District of Texas jury selected Friday, as reported by Legislation360.

The decision [PDF] reveals the jury agreeing with Touchstream’s allegations that Google violated patents 8,356,251, 8,782,528, and 8,904,289 (Touchstream Applied sciences Inc. v. Google LLC, case quantity 6:21-cv-00569 within the U.S. District Courtroom for the Western District of Texas).

The ruling comes after Touchstream filed a criticism in June 2021 claiming that it met with Google in December 2011 and was advised that the tech large wasn’t considering partnering with it in February 2012. Google then launched Chromecast in 2013. The criticism factors to the primary Chromecast and the second and third generations, Chromecast Extremely and Chromecast with Google TV, in addition to different Chromecast-integrated merchandise, as infringements of Touchstream patents.

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