Wednesday, July 21, 2004

BTG goes against Microsoft, Apple for patent infringement in ND Ca

The British Technology Group [BTG], which was set up to commercialize inventions, yesterday sued computer giants Microsoft and Apple over six U.S. patents that the company says they have infringed.

The six patents in question are 5,694,546; 6,594,692; 6,125,388; 6,658,464; 6,611,862; and 6,557,054. US patents can be viewed at the US Patent and Trademark Office's Web site (

BTG filed papers in federal court in northern California [ND Ca] on July 20, 2004, asserting, among other things, that both the companies have infringed a patent covering online software updates, owned by BTG subsidiary Teleshuttle.


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