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Has Google infringed on BT patents?

BT has filed a law suit against Google for alleged infringements on a number of its patents. BT have said the infringements concern ‘service provision system for communication networks, navigation information system, storage and retrieval of location based information in a distributed network of data storage devices, telecommunications apparatus and method, and communications node for providing network based information services.’

BT has requested a trial by jury and is seeking an injunction and damages which could be extensive, if Google are found guilty.  Controversy surrounds services such as Google Music and Android, which have also attracted patent disputes from Oracle and Apple. BT also said that “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 authorisation.”

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