British Telecom files a patent infringement case against Google

British Telecom files a patent infringement case against Google
Once again, Google is being sued for patent infringement by a well-known major company. The guys behind Android are being accused of “willfully” using intellectual property owned by British Telecom (commonly known as BT) in their popular mobile platform, as well as in some of their services. 

The unauthorized usage of six patented inventions is what BT is seeking compensation for, and the products that use them include Google Maps, Google Music, Google Places, Google Search, Google Plus and more. According to FOSS Patents, Google has refused to provide any financial compensation to the British company. 

The patents that BT owns are related to service provision systems, navigation enhancing techniques, location-based services and advertising, and storing users' identities. BT's lawsuit against Google is filed with the United States District Court for the District of Delaware, but it is not yet clear whether the case will be taken over to Europe as well. The filing in its entirety is available at the source link below.


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9 Comments

1. ivanko34

Posts: 617; Member since: Sep 04, 2011

BT needs money ? Never heard of bt maps, bt music, bt places, bt search, bt +

3. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

That's because bt maps, bt music, bt places, bt search, bt + doesn't exist. "The patents that BT owns are related to service provision systems, navigation enhancing techniques, location-based services and advertising, and storing users' identities. " Hope this will answer it, or you could read the text a few more times.

5. nuadar1

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

It's still bulls**t

7. tacohunter

Posts: 408; Member since: Nov 06, 2011

yeap those patents looks ridiculous. for example storing users identities. Most likely BT needs money and that's why they sue.

8. protozeloz

Posts: 5396; Member since: Sep 16, 2010

Some blog says its all about the Mooglerola deal mote than anything. Cant match those two together tho

9. ZEUS.the.thunder.god unregistered

oh you mean google just started all of these services or BT just dint know that something called google search exists

2. Bluesky02

Posts: 1439; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Oh man... Leave Google in peace Reminds me of Timeline.inc suing Facebook just for the word Timeline. Its clear they want a share of money seeing success of Google's Android and Facebook.

4. nuadar1

Posts: 24; Member since: Dec 05, 2011

Who the hell is British Telecom?? Never heard of any music streaming and map services of this wierd company

6. taz89

Posts: 2014; Member since: May 03, 2011

seems like everyone wants a piece of Google's success....wiered how everyone starts suing when Android has actually become popular...

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