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GraphOn Sues Google for Patent Infringement…Takes a Ticket, Waits in Line



It’s a new week, it’s a new Google law suit.

This time, it’s GraphOn hoping to get a little publicity by suing Google for patent infringement.

Software maker GraphOn has filed suit against search giant Google, alleging that Google’s Base, AdWords, Blogger, Sites, and YouTube services violate GraphOn’s patents

GraphOn, based in Santa Cruz, Calif., acquired the patents through its acquisition of Network Engineering Software, a privately held network software company, in 2005. The suit was filed in United States District Court in the Eastern District of Texas.

Will GraphOn win? Define "win."

According to MarketWatch, GraphOn has filed similar suits against AutoTrader.com, IAC, Match.com, Yahoo and many others. In January of this year, GraphOn ended its legal dispute with AutoTrader.com when the classifieds site signed a license agreement. Will Google follow suit or will it fight this all the way? Either way, don’t expect an outcome this decade.

  • http://www.brickmarketing.com Nick Stamoulis

    Wow what a way to get “non” publicity! It could be less expensive to hire a pr firm and launch a marketing campaign to get exposure rather than paying attorney and court fees!

  • http://www.jordankasteler.com/utah-seo-pro-blog/ Utah SEO

    The only thing a Google lawsuit is worth is a few good links :)

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