Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Google's impending IP disaster?

Note a post at bnet titled Google Android: the IP Litigator’s Full Employment Act with text:

Google has been cavalier with the intellectual property of others, as is clear from the number of times copyright owners have successfully sued the company for using material without permission. (Yesterday, for example, a federal judge tossed the settlement in a class action suit brought against Google by publishers and authors over the company’s scanning of copyrighted books.)

Although Google has some interesting patents, it has failed to build a portfolio sufficient to go head-to-head with others in the mobile industry.

IPBiz: what, no traction for the Google Doodle patent?


Blogger New said...

This brings to mind a quote I once heard from (former Van Halen frontman) David Lee Roth: When asked how you know when you've "made it," Roth responded: "When you can spell 'subpoena' without thinking about it." The abundance of copyright and patent litigation volleyed against Android is testimony to its success. Time will tell whether or not it will be able to survive the onslaught.

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