Google Talk Sued for Patent Infringement

“A firm that holds patents for technology used in Internet voice calling is suing search giant Google Inc. for US$5 billion over its Google Talk instant-messaging client, according to court papers.

“Rates Technology Inc. (RTI), a small, New York company that holds patents to telecommunications technologies but does not sell products, filed suit in October against Google, claiming the Mountain View, California, company is using two technologies RTI has patented but has not licensed them.”

Elizabeth Montalbano. Google To Fight Lawsuit Over Talk. ITWorld Canada. Jan. 3, 2006.

See also:

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York. Rates Technology, Inc. v. Google, Inc. (CV-05 4703). (.pdf, 2.3 MB). Oct. 5, 2005.

VoIP Blog/ Rates Technology Inc. April 19, 2005.

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Written by sesomedia

01/04/2006 at 08:45

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