British Telecom, also known as BT, has sued Google for alleged infringement of six patents in United States District Court for the District of Delaware. The lawsuit was filed on Thursday and BT is seeking triple damages for willful and deliberate infringement as well as an injunction.
BT is alleging that Google services like Maps, Places, Books, Search, Offers, Navigation, Android, Music, Google+, and Location based advertising infringe its six patents.
- U.S. Patent No. 6,151,309 on a “service provision system for communications networks”
- U.S. Patent No. 6,169,515 on a “navigation information system”
- U.S. Patent No. 6,397,040 on a “telecommunications apparatus and method”
- U.S. Patent No. 6,578,079 on a “communications node for providing network based information service”
- U.S. Patent No. 6,650,284 on an “information system”
- U.S. Patent No. 6,826,598 on a “storage and retrieval of location based information in a distributed network of data storage devices”
There has been no official comment from Google till now, and we will update the post once that happens.