It’s a new year and a new law suit for Google. This time, the world’s largest search engine is joined by Apple and Napster as they face allegations of patent infringement from online movie distributor Intertainer Inc.
Intertainer, claiming it has suffered irreparable harm, asked the court for cash compensation and an order to prevent the companies from using its technology.
Intertainer’s patent was issued in August 2005 and covers a “digital entertainment service platform”. According to their web site, Intertainer counts Intel, Comcast and NBC among its investors, and this is not the first time the company has taken on the big guys.
In September 2002…