British Telecom Sues Google Over Android – Claims Billions in Damages From Six Patent Violations

UK incumbent British Telecom has sued Google over the Android platform, claiming billions of dollars of damages due to infringement of a variety of patents. According to the lawsuit, Google Maps, Google Music, location-based advertising and Android Market products on Android all violate six patents held by British Telecom. BT joins a long list of companies currently suing Google over Android, including Apple, Oracle, Microsoft, eBay and security company Gemalto. Foss Patents breaks down specifically what patents BT says are being violated, and notes that the telco and Google had been engaged in licensing negotiations that broke down.

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