Judge Denny Chin on Google Books: “It Does Not Seem Those Negotiations Have Gone Anywhere”
The Second Circuit Court of Appeals judge said he was told by conference organisers [Fordham IP China Conference] to talk about three things: the languishing Google Books litigation he has presided over since 2005, cloud computing and his recent trip to China.
Of the Google Books case, Chin said simply: “It does not seem those negotiations have gone anywhere.”
On the second point, Chin said he was recently introduced to the cloud with the purchase of his first iPhone. This underscored an important reality for IP practitioners – many US judges, he said, are not familiar with the technology being litigated.
“I’m not on Facebook,” Chin said. “In the Second Circuit, we still use fax machines,” he added.
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