British Telecom sues Google over six US patents
British Telecom is suing Google over six alleged infringements that affect its services in a plethora of areas, including Android Market, Google Maps, Google Search, Google Music, Google Places, Google Offers, Google Plus and location-based advertising.
According to Florian Mueller’s news blog Foss Patents, the lawsuit was reportedly filed in the U.S. district court for Delaware.
BT is seeking damages and an injunction, and its complaint indicates Google refuses to pay. The second sentence of paragraph 21 in the action states: “BT brings this action to recover the just compensation it is owed and to prevent Google from continuing to benefit from BT’s inventions without authorization.”
Google contacted the Wall Street Journal Dec. 19 and issued a statement regarding the recent patent infringement allegations.
“We believe these claims are groundless and we will vigorously defend ourselves against them,” said Google to WSJ.