Google sued over Talk for $5 billion

Posted on Friday, Dec 30 2005 @ 23:24 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
A company called Rates Technology has sued Google for $5 billion, claiming Google Talk infringes some of their patents.
RTI is suing Google in U.S. District Court in New York’s Eastern District for infringement of patent 5,425,085, which governs the routing of VoIP calls in Google Talk, a VoIP and instant-messaging application.

RTI, based in Smithtown, New York, is also suing Google based on another patent, 5,519,769, which relates to inventions for minimizing the cost of telephone calls. The company is seeking an injunction against Google for all commercial activity pertaining to Google Talk.
More info over at Red Herring.


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