Sunday, December 18, 2011

British Telecom sues Google for patent infringement
Dec 18, 2011. PCWorld -  Google Music and Android were cited by BT as examples of Google's violation of U.S. Patent No. 6,151,309 for service provision system for communication networks, also referred to in the suit as the Busuioc patent. This patent is "directed to systems and methods for accessing content in a mobile environment where network constraints vary across networks".

Fundamentally, the Open Innovation (OI) approach adopted by Google for its Android OS does not have a matching IP model. The company and its customers are going to pay through the nose for the "free" software.

tags: strategy, patents, control

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