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Xerox Sues Google, YouTube and Yahoo Over Search Patents

February 24, 2010 Leave a comment Go to comments

Xerox has filed a lawsuit against Yahoo, Google and YouTube allege breach of Xerox patents on look for and integration technology.

The document organization and services company alleges that Google’s AdWords and AdSense services infringe a Xerox patent on automatically generate searches. The suit, filed Friday in U.S. District Court for the District of Delaware, also alleges that Yahoo Search Marketing, Yahoo Publisher Network and Y! Q Contextual Search infringes the patent.

Xerox also alleges that the Google Maps, Google Video and Yahoo Shopping services all infringe another Xerox patent on ways to integrate information from different sources. Online video site YouTube.com infringes the same patent, Xerox alleges.

In question are U.S. Patents 6,778,979 and 6,236,994.

Google and Yahoo could not right away be contacted for comment, but the companies were cited by The Wall Street Journal as proverb they intend to fight the charges.

The court case adds to a set of ongoing legal battles in the middle of tech companies over patents. The U.S. International Trade Commission is investigate patent violation complaint brought between Apple and mobile phone maker Nokia. The commission is also investigating a patent complaint filed by Kodak against Apple and Research In Motion, the maker of the BlackBerry.

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