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JIM WASHINGTON: In our top story tonight: a big misunderstanding leads to leaping litigators — how the misreading of a patent spawned the dance craze that’s rocking he courtroom.

JIM WASHINGTON: Due to a perception that Google had recently patented the method by which patents are displayed, companies who opted not to license that patent from Google had resorted to communicating information about their company patents via interpretive dance.

JIM WASHINGTON: Today Google released information clarifying that their patent was a design patent, which specifically applied to a web front-end they had created for one of their applications, and not the method patent that everyone had been assuming.

JIM WASHINGTON: A Google spokesman stated that while the misunderstanding had been generally amusing,t hey felt they had a moral obligation to “get lawyers out of those ballet tights as quickly as possible.”

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