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BT sues Android over patents

December 19, 2011

BT is joining the list of those suing Google in the US, over claims that six of its patents have been infringed. The UK telco’s complaints centre on technologies at the core of Google’s Android mobile system, search engine, and a wide range of other services. BT is seeking unspecified damages and an injunction against Google’s continued use of its innovations.

BT said it currently had a portfolio of around 5,600 patents and patent applications. Its complaint states that it has invested heavily in mobile technologies and related services over the past two decades. It then claims that its resulting patents have been infringed by Google’s search engines, Android system, Google+ social network, eBooks, Maps, Offers, Docs, Places, Gmail, Doubleclick advertising management system, AdWords advertisement listing program and other services.

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