BT SUES GOOGLE
20 Dec, 2011
In the latest development in the ongoing patent wars among the world’s biggest technology and communications companies, BT is suing Google for allegedly infringing six of its patents.
UK-based BT claims that Google has copied its technologies and is seeking damages and an injunction against Google’s use of the allegedly infringing features, which include its Android mobile system and search site.
A statement from BT said: “BT can confirm that it has commenced legal proceedings against Google by filing a claim with the US District Court of Delaware for patent infringement.”
It added: “This is about protecting BT’s investment in its intellectual property rights and innovation. It is a well-considered claim and we believe there is a strong case of infringement.”
Google has confirmed that it will fight the claims, saying: “We believe these claims are without merit, and we will defend vigorously against them,” according to the BBC.
Picture: BT Tower, London