Google Sued by Northeastern University over Patent Infringement

Nov 13, 2007 • 9:26 am | comments (5) by | Filed Under Other Google Topics

Is it ten years too late? According to numerous reports, Northeastern university is suing Google over a patent. The patent holders are looking for Google to pay the intellectual property fees.

Forum members are awaiting the results of the trial. One member, however, is not enthusiastic about this lawsuit and thinks it's baseless.

Any company as big as Google is going to face lawsuits, and you'd be surprised at the number. I bet Google is named in at least 100 lawsuits at the current time. That's something any major corporation has to face. Most are without merit, filed by psychopaths who have nothing better to do, but some are valid. I find it interesting that this suit was filed in Texas, even though no parties involved are based there. Google just happens to provide services there, so it was deemed an appropriate venue. Where doesn't Google provide services?

Is it really patent infringement? We'll see what the courts decide.

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