British Telecom has become the latest business to sue Google over patent infringement, claiming the digital company is infringing six patents.
BT said the infringements relate to Google’s Android operating system, its Search, Places, Maps and Music services. It said Google is receiving ‘substantial value’ from these infringements and is seeking compensation.
A spokesman for Google said: ‘We believe these claims are without merits, and we will defend vigorously against them.’
According to the patent, BT said since its inception in the mid-1800s, it has ‘been on the forefront of research and innovation in the world of communications’. It said it has issued more than 10,000 patents by the year 2000.
The company also claimed Google was infringing upon patents it had developed since 1990 in ‘mobility and related network services technologies’.