American Chemical Society Settles Trademark Suit Against Google

The American Chemical Society has settled a lawsuit in which it charged Google with trademark violation.

The suit, filed in December 2004, alleged that the Google Scholar search engine violated a trademark the society claimed for its own academic search engine, SciFinder Scholar. The settlement was reached without fanfare, and the case was officially dismissed on July 5. Both parties agreed not to discuss the details.

In the lawsuit, filed in U.S. District Court for the District