Purdue University drops lawsuit against Google over smartphone patent

  • Purdue had accused Google of copying smartphone software-debugging technology
  • Attorney said school was disclaiming patent due to an error

(Reuters) – The research arm of Purdue University has agreed to dismiss a patent lawsuit over Google LLC’s alleged copying of smartphone battery-saving software technology, according to a filing in San Francisco federal court.

The Purdue Research Foundation told the court Monday that it had decided to disclaim the patent it accused the tech giant of infringing and would dismiss the case with prejudice, which means it cannot be refiled.

Purdue’s attorney Michael Shore of