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